Beijing: Cries and tears swept through a hotel conference room in Beijing Saturday as some 120 relatives and friends gathered for news of their loved ones aboard a missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines aircraft.
A young woman wept aloud while a female friend hugged her tightly. An elderly mother cried with anguish over the fate of her 40-year-old son, Xinhua reported.
Many relatives just sat on the floor. A woman leaned her head against a wall and looked deeply pained. She told Xinhua that her husband was on the plane and they had spoken by phone last night.