Flight 370: Hopes dashed

Confirmed: MH370 went down in Indian Ocean

(CNN) -- Some relatives of Malaysia Flight 370 heard the tragic news in person. Others were called. Some were sent a text message. The flight their loved ones boarded more than two weeks ago, and whose mysterious fate captivated a global audience, ended over the Southern Indian Ocean, they were told. Their loved ones did not survive.
On Monday Malaysia Airlines texted this to relatives of passengers: "Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond a reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia's Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean."
Malaysia Airlines told CNN that they sent a text message to family members before briefing others in person in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur and speaking to others by phone.
It is working on an arrangement to fly families to Australia once wreckage is found.
At a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters that Flight 370 "ended" in the Indian Ocean, far from any possible landing site.

From  : http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/24/world/asia/malaysia-plane-families/index.html