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People watch as the convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum on July 26, 2014. It is the fouth day that Dutch and Australian transport airplanes brought the remains from Charkov to the Netherlands, and forensics experts have identified the first victim from the disaster. Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17 with more than 280 passengers, including 194 Dutch passengers on board crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. AFP PHOTO / ANP / BART MAAT netherlands outBART MAAT/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 28117150 ORIG FILE ID: 531959814 / BART MAAT AFP/Getty Images

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch government says the first victim has been identified from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster.

The name and sex of the victim, a Dutch national, weren't released. The government said Saturday the next of kin and mayor of the victim's hometown have been informed.

More than 200 forensic experts are working at a military barracks in the central city of Hilversum to identify bodies and human remains recovered from the wreckage of the jet that was downed on July 17 in Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew.



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