Search to continue for more MH370 debris: Officials

Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) Malaysia has been given green light to search for more possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 in waters near Mozambique and South Africa, officials said on Thursday.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Mozambique and South African governments have agreed to further search efforts, according to the state news agency Bernama, Xinhua reported.

The two countries will send teams to search for the debris and notify Malaysia if there are any new discoveries, before Malaysia sends in its own team.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on Wednesday released a Technical Examination Report which has said definitively two pieces of debris found in Mozambique originated from the missing flight.

Liow said the latest verification results confirmed the theory that the Boeing 777 had ended in the south Indian Ocean where the international search efforts are ongoing in an area of 120,000 sq. km.

The main body of the plane is yet to be found.

The discovery of more debris may help experts to analyse and resolve the mystery of the missing plane, Liow added.

Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, most of them being Chinese nationals.

–IANS

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