In Kenya and Ethiopia, Ceremonies for the victims of last week’s plane crash were held yesterday. Prayers and love for the victims were offered. Also, the crew members of the plane decided to pay tribute. Ethiopian Airlines staff gathered at the airport. The plane that was crashed was a Boeing 737 series plane. All the 157 person on the plane are dead.
Moreover, Thousands of people have mourned Ethiopian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash. Also, 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag were accompanied through the streets of Addis Ababa. The funeral service came one day after officials began delivering bags of earth. The bags were delivered to the family members of the 157 victims. However, instead of bodies bags of earth were delivered. This is because the identification process is expected to take a long time.
One member of the aggrieved family said: “The soil came as it became impossible to identify bodies and hand over remains to family members,”. Further adding: “We will not rest until we are given the real body or body parts of our loved ones.” The governments of Kenya and Ethiopia will issue a death certificate after two weeks.
“Our deep sorrow cannot bring them back,” an Orthodox priest wearing a black turban and robes told the crowd gathered outside an airport hangar.
“This is the grief of the world,” he said, as Ethiopian Airlines staff sobbed in each other’s arms, Reuters reports.
Countries across the world grounded the 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft.
“An investigation of such magnitude requires a careful analysis and considerable time to come up with something concrete,” Dagmawit Moges told a news conference.