127 flight MH17 victims have now been identified

A total of 127 of the 298 victims who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have now been identified, Dutch authorities said.

Earlier this week it was announced 47 Dutch nationals and the remains of 15 victims of other nationalities had been identified.

A statement from the Dutch Government said: "Including the previous identifications, now a total of 127 victims of the disaster flight MH17 have been identified."