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Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team

/ 02:12 PM May 26, 2016
In this July 29, 2015, file photo, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane known as a flaperon in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. The barnacle-encrusted part was the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared two years ago. Malaysia's confirmation on Thursday, May 12, 2016, that other debris found in March 2016 came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 brings to five the number of parts that have been recovered from the aircraft that vanished two years ago. AP FILE PHOTO

In this July 29, 2015, file photo, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane known as a flaperon in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. The barnacle-encrusted part was the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared two years ago. Malaysia’s confirmation on Thursday, May 12, 2016, that other debris found in March 2016 came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 brings to five the number of parts that have been recovered from the aircraft that vanished two years ago. AP FILE PHOTO

SYDNEY — Australian officials say three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Thursday that two of the pieces were found in Mauritius, and one was discovered in Mozambique. Other debris from the Boeing 777 that vanished two years ago has previously been found in both countries.

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Chester said the pieces are expected to be flown to Australia for examination.

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Chester did not release details on what the items looked like or who found them, saying only that they are “of interest.”

Five pieces of the plane have been recovered in various spots around the Indian Ocean since it vanished.

READ: Search for MH370 likely to end by August

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