MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41
Cameron Dalziel (Beeld)

Cameron Dalziel (Beeld)

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Cape Town - The widow of the South African man killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account.

The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that SA rescue helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel's widow Reine was stunned to see his cards were being used in Ukraine after the plane went down.

This comes as reports emerge that Ukrainian rebels have used victims' credit cards, answered their cellphones and rifled through luggage at the crash site, stealing their belongings. There are also concerns that they may have gathered scrap metal, sabotaging the investigation into the crash.

Cameron Dalziel was a rescue helicopter pilot from Durban, but had recently moved to Malaysia with his wife and two children. He was travelling on a British passport.


His brother-in-law, Shane Hattingh, told CNN on Wednesday that it felt surreal to watch as coffins carrying the bodies of victims arrived in the Netherlands and were transported to a Dutch military base where they will be identified.

He said his sister, Reine Dalziel, also watched the procession, adding that she's "destroyed".

All that the family know is that Cameron was sitting in the business class section of the plane, which reportedly did not sustain much damage.

Meanwhile, a team has left South Africa to identify Cameron's body.

His brother Campbell said on Wednesday that DNA swabs had been taken from their parents, and that dental records and identity documents would also be used.

He thanked the British foreign office, his brother's employer, and others who have supported the family.

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