Malaysian Airlines sent a text message Monday to families of passengers aboard the ill-fated Flight 370 telling them the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean and to assume that "no on board survived," according to the BBC.

The text was read live on BBC-TV.

Malaysian PM says plane is lost, passengers are dead

The report came as Mayalsian Prime Minister Najib Razak called an unscheduled news conference Monday to report on a new development into the missing Malayasian airliner as new sighting of debris was reported in the Indian Ocean.

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