Cadaver dogs assisting in search for MH17 bodies

International investigators bring in cadaver dogs to assist in search for remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Aug. 2, 2014 at 12:09 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Cadaver dogs were brought in to assist the search for the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, investigators said.

The dogs are helping 70 experts in eastern Ukraine search the debris field of the crash site, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said. The organization is monitoring the search.

International investigators arrived at the site Thursday after a week of rebel fighting prevented access.

Malaysia Flight 17 crashed in the eastern part of Ukraine near Donetsk on July 17 after it was allegedly shot by a surface-to-air missile. All 298 people on board the plane died.

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