China says seeking to confirm situation over possible MH370 debris

Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found on Reunion Island on July 29, 2015.
Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found on Reunion Island on July 29, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China said on Thursday that it is "seeking to confirm the situation with relevant countries"after French authorities said they were studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

In a faxed statement to Reuters, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that the Chinese government "will pay close attention to developments".