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After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

Published on Jul 23, 2014 3:35 PM
 
Iman, 4, the daughter of Mohd Hazrin Mohamed Hasnan, one of the crew members on board Malaysia Airlines MH370, writes a message during the 100 Days of Remembrance MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur on June 15, 2014. Australia said the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continued uninterrupted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, even as the head of the search coordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia said the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continued uninterrupted Wednesday, even as the head of the search coordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

Australia leads the multinational search for MH370 which disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

It has also been drawn into the latest incident to befall Malaysia Airlines, with 28 nationals and at least nine permanent residents onboard MH17 which was apparently shot down last week in Ukraine.

"The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on 8 March on a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, continues uninterrupted," Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said.

 
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