TV reporter apologizes for rummaging through MH17 victims’ luggage at crash site

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MH17: Sky News reporter Colin Brazier reports from the crash scene

The internet was abuzz this week with horror at the actions of Sky News reporter Colin Brazier, who was reporting live from the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Eastern Ukraine for the 24-hour news network. He picked up crash victims’ luggage live on air, and rummaged through its contents, describing them to camera. Mr. Brazier now realizes he “crossed a line,” and wrote a sort of mea culpa in the Guardian.
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Rebels seize MH17 plane crash black boxes and bodies, human remains shipped on train to unknown site

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Flowers left on debris of flight MH17 (Reuters)

Flowers left on debris of flight MH17 (Reuters)

On Sunday morning, reporters at the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in Eastern Ukraine say armed pro-Russia militants have forced emergency workers to hand over all bodies and body parts recovered so far. The human remains were then loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city.

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Volodymyr Groysman said 192 bodies and eight body parts were loaded onto the railway cars.

The rebels say they also have the plane’s “black box” data recorders, and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Read the rest

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