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Singaporean vessels find suspicious floating objects: media

2014-03-09 17:14 Xinhua Web Editor: qindexing

Singaporean vessels searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane have found some suspicious floating objects, Vietnamese official media outlets reported Sunday.

The objects, located about 100 km southwest of Tho Chu Island at 14:45 local time, were suspected to come from the Boeing 777 aircraft, reported the Tuoi Tre and Thanh Nien dailies in their online editions.

The Singaporean searchers have reported the finding to their Vietnamese counterparts, who are expected to arrive at the area hours later, according to the reports.

The Vietnamese military decided to send a helicopter to the area for further investigation, said the reports.

In response to a Xinhua query, the Singaporean Defense Ministry said they have not received any official reports about the discovery.

About 40 hours after Flight MH 370 lost contact with air traffic control en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, its whereabouts remained a mystery.

A massive hunt involving dozens of ships and planes from more than half a dozen countries is under way for the plane, which was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

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