MH370 relatives sceptical over Reunion debris discovery

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MH370 relatives sceptical over Reunion debris discovery

Families of those on board Flight MH370 have reacted sceptically to reports that the debris recovered from Reunion Island may be from the missing plane.

Until we hear official confirmation, I can't believe what the media and experts say

Nearly two-thirds of those on board the aircraft were Chinese.

Some complain of being sent to and fro between Chinese and Malaysian authorities – and say the unidentified debris found on Reunion island means nothing.

“Until we hear official confirmation, I can’t believe what the media and experts (say). And I think that official confirmation must come from the (Australian) Joint Agency Coordination Centre and the Chinese government,” said Jiang Hui, whose mother was on board the missing flight. “Already I can’t bring myself to believe anything that Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian government say.”

Australia has led the search efforts for the plane, focused in the area off its western coast.

The Australian government said in a statement that if the wreckage found is proved to be from MH370, it would confirm theories that the plane had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean.

It is thought vast currents may then have swept wreckage west.

“We’re all longing and waiting so much for any sort of news that is, you know, valid and, but when we get it I think it’s going to be another emotional roller coaster as well,” said Jeanette Maguire, whose sister Cathy Lawton was an MH370 passenger.

A lawyer representing some of the victims’ families says group of around 30 relatives have agreed to continue legal action against Malaysia Airlines if the debris is confirmed to be from Flight MH370.

Many protests have been held over the lack of information.

For all, the most difficult part has been not knowing what happened.

The wreckage could be the first step towards finding some answers.