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Chinese relatives of those aboard the missing flight MH370 expressed frustration after the official investigative team offered little information on the disappearance of the plane during a meeting held in Shunyi District, Beijing on Friday.

"The team is unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance of MH370," concluded a 400-page report, which was written in English.

The meeting between relatives and officials descended into a "shouting match" as anger mounted.

"They've given us all these documents but it's all in English, it's very difficult for us to read," said Gao Xianying, whose daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter were on the plane.

"I don't care where the plane is, I just care about where the people are," she told reporters.

Others were left disappointed over the result given by the Malaysian Airlines.

"I'm not satisfied because they're shrugging off responsibility and hiding the truth," said Wen Wancheng, whose son was on the flight.

Officials said relatives "asked a lot of questions" but many could not be answered.

They also pledged to hold another meeting with the relatives in October, provide Chinese edition of the long-awaited report and offer psychological assistance for relatives within three weeks.

MH370 lost contact with air traffic control during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. There were 239 people onboard, including 154 Chinese passengers.

After four years of search, only three confirmed fragments of the flight were found, all of them washed up on shores in the western Indian Ocean.

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