1. National

Investigators to examine second black box from MH17

Air investigators are to examine a second black box which was recovered from flight MH17 today.

The data could reveal if the pilots were aware of a missile coming towards the plane and what happened in the last few seconds of the flight if they were able to speak.

View all 361 updates ›
  1. Neil Connery - News Correspondent

Pro-Russian military watch as Dutch monitors inspect bodies on train

By ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery

For the first time the Dutch representatives have arrived at Torez station to see the train. There are five refrigerated carriages where the bodies of the victims were on the floor beneath black plastic body bags, some of which were open, or torn. We could see the blackened fingers of one victim poking through.

Dutch monitors inspected bodies on the train. Credit: @neilconneryitv

The OSCE inspectors spent around thirty minutes at the scene observing the condition the bodies were being kept in. They were tightly controlled by the pro-Russia military who were keeping a really tight grip on this visit, and on what they could ask.

Afterwards the OSCE reiterated this was the second day they had been allowed to observe the train at Torez. A Dutch representative said that he felt that the quality of the conditions that the bodies were being kept in was "good". Those officials are now going to the crash site. So far there has been no indication of where the train is going. It has been stationed in Torez for more than 24 hours in temperatures hitting more than 30C.

More on this story