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MH17: Steward among more victims identified, says Liow

The Star/ANN | Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai

PETALING JAYA - A crew member is among two more Malaysian victims of MH17 identified, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on Sunday.

They are steward Shaikh Mohd Noor Mahmood and passenger Liew Yau Chee.

This brings the number of Malaysian victims identified in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy to 37 out of 44 people.

Liow said the Government was making arrangements to bring their remains back this week together with Shell employee Tambu Jiee's children Muhammad Afzal, 17, and Marsha Asmeena, 15.

Tambi Jiee, 49, was also killed in the tragedy together with his wife Ariza Ghazalee, 47, and two other children ­- Muhammad Afruz, 13 and Muhammad Afif, 19.

On July 17, Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft is believed to have been shot down over the troubled country.

A preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board said the MH17 aircraft broke up in mid-air after being hit by "objects" at high velocity.

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