Concerned citizens have taken to Twitter to express their shock and sympathy for the passengers of flight MH17, in particular the 28 Australians on board.
This morning, tragedy struck once again for Malaysian Airlines when flight MH17 was shot down while travelling over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine. It is believed to have been attacked by pro-Russian rebels, claiming the lives of 298 people. – Jacinta Scott
Here is a selection of the outcry on Twitter:
Top photo taken from Twitter.