MH17 crash: Malaysia Air­lines ‘strikes deal on dam­ages’: Lawyer

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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Air­lines has set­tled dam­ages with the rel­a­tives of most vic­tims of the MH17 crash, the lawyer rep­re­sent­ing the vic­tims, Veeru Mewa, says. Flight MH17 was shot down ex­actly two years ago over ter­ri­tory held by pro-Rus­sian sep­a­ratists, killing all 298 peo­ple on board, most of them Dutch. Dutch me­dia say there are no fur­ther de­tails be­cause both par­ties have agreed to se­crecy. A memo­rial ser­vice was held for the vic­tims on Sun­day near Schiphol. Un­der the Mon­treal Con­ven­tion, which reg­u­lates air travel, air­lines must pay dam­ages of up to about US$$145,000 (F$299,773) to vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, re­gard­less of the cir­cum­stances of a crash.

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