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Families of MH 370 victims demand 'concerted efforts' in search operations

The Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments have agreed that when the target area is fully searched, they will pull the plug unless 'credible new information' emerges. In photo: A mural of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2016, 04.14 PM (IST)
Some family members of the MH 370 victims met officials of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) today in Canberra to talk about the search operations for the missing aircraft.

The families demanded a “concerted effort” from nations involved in the search.

“Seeing the debris was emotionally very difficult, I think I felt all of the energy drain out of my body. I felt as though I was the wing flap that made the journey from the south Indian Ocean to the shores of Tanzania. It was quite heartbreaking to see the state that the wing flap was in, all the scratches all the bruising, the discolouration. I mean, you can't even imagine what the rest of the plane might look like," Grace Nathan, who's mother Anne Daisy was on board the plane, told Reuters.

On Sunday, September 11, adventurer Blaine Gibson arrived in Perth with a piece of debris possibly from MH370 found on the east coast of Madagascar.

Australia has been leading the underwater search for the missing Boeing 777 which disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.

The search for the missing aircraft is expected to end this December.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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