Malaysia mourns as bodies from plane shot down over Ukraine return home

August 22, 2014 4:08 AM

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Malaysia mourns as bodies from plane shot down over Ukraine return home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the country.

The victims were carried aboard a specially chartered Malaysian Airlines jet and were to be received in a solemn ceremony. The government has urged people to wear black and observe a minute of silence and prayer to honor the victims.

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