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Malaysia to send team to Maldives to verify if debris found there came from a plane

  • A Municipal worker searches Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, Reunion island. The Malaysian plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

    A Municipal worker searches Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, Reunion island. The Malaysian plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, Reunion island. The Malaysian plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

    Municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, Reunion island. The Malaysian plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion,  Monday Aug. 10, 2015. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

    Municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion, Monday Aug. 10, 2015. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)  (The Associated Press)

Malaysia's government says that debris has been found in the Maldives and that it will send a team to the Indian Ocean island nation to determine whether it came from a plane.

Last week, Malaysia said a wing fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane went missing March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Monday that it was premature to speculate whether the debris found in the Maldives is connected to Flight 370.

He said the Malaysian team will first try to determine whether the debris is from a plane before proceeding further. He didn't give details on what kind of debris was found.