The impossible challenge of identifying bodies from MH17

Emergency workers at crashsiteReturning the 298 victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to their families with dignity and respect is a major priority for each nation involved.
Disaster victim identification is a difficult task, but will be made even more challenging in this instance given the delays in body recovery and the interference of the crash site that is said to span more than a six-mile area, including within a combat zone.