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Families of MH370 passengers move hotels to make way for F1 teams & fans

Published on Mar 24, 2014 4:25 PM
 
The next-of-kin of the passengers and crew onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight seen at The Everly Putrajaya Hotel on Mar 15, 2014. More than 30 relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have had to move hotels to make way for Formula One teams and fans arriving for the Malaysian Grand Prix, staff said on Monday, March 24, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG XIAOBIN

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - More than 30 relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have had to move hotels to make way for Formula One teams and fans arriving for the Malaysian Grand Prix, staff said on Monday.

Thirty-two family members, including Chinese nationals, have decamped from two hotels near Kuala Lumpur's international airport, which is also close to the Sepang racetrack, hotel and airline officials told AFP.

"The rooms have been pre-booked before this event happened," one hotel official said on condition of anonymity. A Malaysian Airlines spokesman also confirmed the relatives were moved.

The relatives have been staging a fraught vigil after the Malaysian Airlines flight with 239 people on board mysteriously vanished shortly after take-off on March 8, prompting a frantic international search effort.

 
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