Satellite images of MH17 crash site released

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CNN senior producer Jason Morrell tweeted satellite photos of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Monday.

In the photos, a large, darkened patch of ground can be seen. That is where majority of the debris is. The area surrounding it has been burnt.



In this tweet below, the nearby town of Grabova can be seen. 



Debris from the wreckage has been found scattered across an area up to about 15 km in diameter.



Dutch forensic experts have started examining bodies from the plane disaster being held an east Ukraine train station.

The Dutch public prosecutor’s office said on Monday it had opened a preliminary criminal probe into the downing of the flight over rebel-held Ukraine, which left 298 people dead.

Under Dutch law, the Netherlands can prosecute war crimes suspects, even for alleged crimes committed abroad, if one or more victims is Dutch.

There were 193 Dutch citizens on the Boeing 777 which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Sources: CNN, AFP

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