MH370 officials investigating water bottles found on La Reunion

The bottles were found by a local resident who was walking on the beach

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Three bottles of water found on the beach of the La Reunion Island are being investigated by authorities for a possible link with the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.

One of the bottles found was from Malaysia while the two others were from Taiwan, the UK’s theDaily Telegraph quoting Philppe Creissen, a lawyer at the Reunion Island, as saying.

Creissen reportedly found the bottles while walking on the beach before handing them to local police.

According to the daily, a Malaysian delegation is investigating the bottles.

“I walk along this beach all the time and 99 per cent of the debris that is here comes from La Reunion,” Creissen said.

“Recently though, there has been a lot of stuff that is not from here,” he said.

Last week, France's air crash investigation agency said it was studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Africa but it was too early to say if it came from the missing flight.

No trace has been found of MH370, which disappeared in March last year carrying 239 passengers and crew while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, in one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. Most of the passengers were Chinese.