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Nephew of British MH17 victim says 'their dignity has been lost'

The nephew of a British man who died on downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has said scenes of victims' bodies being thrown onto trains in Ukraine were "tough to swallow" as "their dignity has been lost".

Jordan Withers told Good Morning Britain he was still unsure whether the body of his uncle, Glenn Thomas, was on the train travelling to Kharkiv, whether his remains would be identified.

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Sunderland fans raise over £25k for MH17 tribute

Red and white Sunderland shirts are seen among the Newcastle strips at a memorial for the two fans. Credit: PA

Sunderland fans have now raised more than £25,000 for a tribute to two Newcastle supporters killed on the downed MH17 plane.

Traditionally bitter local rivalries have been put aside by the Wearside club in the aftermath of the tragedy.

A post on the Sunderland forum Ready To Go shows that the fans had originally hoped to raise around £100 for a floral tribute.

But a crowdfunding page shows that the £25,000 milestone has been reached after just two days.

John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were both travelling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle's pre-season tour when their plane came down over Ukraine.

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