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MH370 funerals next week

Kuala Lumpur, May 2 (Reuters): The first funerals for passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be held this weekend, relatives said today, as a Malaysian official urged relatives of those presumed dead to “face reality” and leave support centres.

Despite the most intensive air, sea and underwater search in commercial aviation history, no trace of Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on a scheduled service from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.

Almost eight weeks later, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has said it will close assistance centres it has set up in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur for the families of the 239 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777-200ER jet.

Today, Malaysia’s deputy foreign minister said it was time for relatives to be “realistic”.