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152 Chinese, 38 Malaysians on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight

A missing Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying 152 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians and seven Australians among the 227 passengers, the airline said on Saturday.

There were also three US citizens, three from France, two passengers each from New Zealand, Ukraine, and Canada, and one each from Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria, the airline said in a statement. There were also two infants. Twelve crew members were also on the flight.

A woman (C), believed to be the relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, covers her face as she cries at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. Reuters

A woman (C), believed to be the relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, covers her face as she cries at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. Reuters

Flight MH 370 operating a Boeing B777-200 aircraft left Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 am (1621 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in Beijing at 6.30 am (2230 GMT) the same day.

Reuters