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MH370: Over 1,000 involved in search

MH370: Over 1,000 involved in search
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets members of Malaysia's Air Force who are currently based at RAAF Base Pearce near Perth March 31, 2014. Photo: Reuters
Crisis centre to be set up for families under Australian coordination team
Published: 9:32 AM, March 31, 2014

PERTH — About 1,000 sailors and 100 personnel from international countries are involved in the sea and air search for MH370, said Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott today.

Calling the international effort “notable”, Mr Abbott said that countries are bearing their own cost for their part in the search.

He also said that a crisis centre will be set up for families under an Australian 20-staff coordination team. Families will receive timely updates on the search.