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Missing MH370: Najib, Rosmah to meet family members

 | March 9, 2014

Meanwhile a health team has been stationed at The Everly Hotel near the airport here to handle cases of trauma involving family members.

najib razakSEPANG: The next-of-kin and family members of passengers in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370, who are now placed at the Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, will be taken to the KL International Airport (KLIA) to be flown to an undisclosed location at 9am today.

A next-of-kin of one of the passengers who declined to be identified said they were informed that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and wife, Rosmah Mansor, were scheduled to meet them after dawn.

The management of MAS, as well as the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), the Malaysian Army, the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Malaysia Air Force, is scheduled to hold a media conference at a hotel at KLIA on the latest development pertaining to the missing aircraft later today.

Meanwhile, checks by Bernama at KLIA early today found the situation at the report returning to normalcy with a few local and foreign journalists still there waiting to get the latest information on the missing Boeing 777-200.

The MH370 aircraft from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which carried 227 passengers , including two infants, and 12 crew members, disappeared from the
radar screen after taking off from the KL International Airport at 12.41am yesterday. It should have landed in Beijing at 6.30am.

Meanwhile a health team has been stationed at The Everly Hotel in Putrajaya to handle cases of trauma involving family members of passengers aboard MH370.

A member of the team who declined to be identified said the 25 doctors and nurses in the team worked in batches of five for six hours each.

“Our task is to calm down the traumatised family members, and we have had to attend to a few of them,” he told Bernama today.

He said the health team was despatched to the hotel after some of the family members experienced extreme trauma.

“We were informed that they underwent the trauma at the KL International Airport (KLIA) and were transferred (to the hotel) here to prevent the situation from worsening. Some of them lost consciousness,” he added.

Another member of the health team, a medical officer, said the family members of the passengers were transferred to the hotel to keep them away from reporters.

Meanwhile, a MAS employee said almost all the family members of the passengers were being accommodated at The Everly Hotel here.

The employee said two family members of every passenger of Flight MH370 had been asked to bring along their passports. They were scheduled to be flown to an undisclosed destination.

Bernama


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