A piece of debris, said to be "a plane door from the missing Malaysian plane MH370", was reportedly found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Sunday.

According to BBC, the suspected door of the Boeing 777 aircraft was discovered just south of the city of St Denis. Reunion Island residents claim that the debris has some foreign writings and illustration on it.

Local police, however, told The Guardian "not to believe whatever you hear on the radio."

This is the second piece of suspected plane debris found in the last four days. A wing part suspected to come from the missing flight was recovered on 29 July.

The Malaysia Airlines MH370 was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when it mysteriously disappeared last March with 239 people on board. Since then, an international team of searchers have been trying to look for the plane, but have had little success.

In the meantime, the debris recovered on 29 July arrived at a laboratory in Toulouse, France, on Saturday. Experts from Boeing and the US National Transportation Safety Board also will be helping the investigators at the French lab in testing the debris. The lab reports are expected to be out next week.

A CNN report noted that investigators are quite confident that the debris found on 29 July did come from a Boeing 777.

If confirmed, this would be the first piece of MH370 wreckage to have been found after over a year, and could help search teams finally trace the remaining parts of the missing plane.