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Vietnam tightens airport security as search continues for MH370

Security has been tightened at the Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam, according to reports from the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper quoted by Reuters.

The number of security personnel on duty at the airport has been boosted by 40% and the ratio of random checks has also been doubled to 10% after a Malaysian Airlines (MAS) plane went missing, Reuters quotes the report as saying.

An extensive air and sea search resumed for the third day this morning with 40 ships and 22 planes scouring the South China Sea and Malacca Straits for the plane.

Late yesterday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website that a Vietnamese navy plane had spotted an object in the sea suspected of being part of the plane, but that it was too dark to be certain.

Search planes were set to return to investigate the suspected debris at daybreak.

There were 239 people on board flight MH370 comprising 14 nationalities. – March 10, 2014.

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