Chinese relatives of passengers who were onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted: "Liars!"

Malaysia Airlines said it was doing everything possible to help the families, and defended itself against criticism over how it informed them about the conclusion that no one aboard the aircraft is still alive. Some relatives were informed by text message.

The announcement that there was no hope for the passengers sparked mournful, angry and chaotic scenes at the Beijing hotel where many relatives had gathered. A group of family members read out a statement accusing Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian government and military of procrastination and cover-up.