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Body of second football fan killed on flight MH17 identified

The body of a second football fan who was killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified, the Foreign Office said.

Newcastle United super fan John Alder, 63, was travelling to New Zealand with his friend Liam Sweeney, 28, to watch their team play pre-season friendlies when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in the Ukraine five weeks ago.

The crash claimed the lives of all 298 people on board.

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Ceremony held as Malaysian MH17 victims arrive home

Some 43 Malaysians were among the 298 people killed in the disaster. Credit: Reuters
The remains of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victim are carried during a repatriation ceremony. Credit: Reuters
A relative of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster reacts during the ceremony. Credit: Reuters

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