Nearly a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down over eastern Ukraine, the victims are finally being returned home.
CNN has reporters in the Netherlands, where there is a procession on Wednesday for victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. A plane arrived with the first 40 coffins Wednesday morning, and now dozens of hearses are making their way through the Netherlands.
Families are mourning their loved ones even as some bodies have yet to be identified. The Netherlands was the hardest hit by the crash — 193 Dutch nationals were killed when the plane was shot down. The country is holding a national day of mourning for the victims.
The coffins arrived on planes:
Netherlands officials were there as the planes arrived:
And hearses were waiting to transport the bodies:
Dutch military personnel carried the coffins off the planes:
The bodies are being taken to be identified by forensic experts:
A motorcade accompanied the vehicles:
Thousands lined up along streets and highways to watch:
Check out some of the photos that have posted to Twitter:
This photo really shows the scope of the procession:
People even crowded along overpasses to watch the procession go by:
MH17 was reportedly shot down by pro-Russian rebels as it was flying over eastern Ukraine. Nearly 300 people died in the disaster.
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