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    Malaysia Plane ‘Accident’ Announcement Sparks Protests

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    Chinese relatives of those on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protested outside the airline’s office over the government’s statement declaring all passengers dead.

    The Malaysian government last month officially listed the plane’s disappearance as an accident and said all 239 people on board had perished, AFP reports.

    The announcement sparked outrage among distraught family members who have shunned offers of compensation hoping their loved ones may still be alive.

    MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 less than an hour into an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

    Chinese passengers accounted for about two-thirds of the 239 people who were aboard the Boeing 777.

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