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Missing plane search area has widened

The search area for a missing jetliner has expanded with Malaysian Airlines saying the western coast of the country is now the focus of the hunt.

That is on the other side of Malaysia from where flight MH370 was reported missing.

In a statement Tuesday it said the hunt had expanded beyond the flight path, and the "focus is on the West Peninsular of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca."

Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman says search teams continued to look in both areas.

Vietnam's deputy military chief says he had ordered a land search for the plane up to border with Laos and Cambodia.

The announcements reflect the difficulty authorities are having in finding the plane, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished off radar screens Saturday.

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