Relatives of those who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine will each receive 5,000 US dollars (about £3,000) towards their immediate needs, the carrier's vice president said.
Huib Gorter also said the airline hopes to fly relatives to Ukraine, although he warned the crash site is in difficult terrain around 300 miles from the capital Kiev.
He added that those next of kin who had made their way to Amsterdam's Schipol airport were being accommodated at a hotel.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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