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Kenya: Families receive bodies of Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

Bodies of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed in Addis Ababa in March have arrived in Kenya.

The bodies arrived on Monday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where families of 32 Kenyan victims gathered to receive them ahead of burial on Thursday.

The airliner crash killed all 157 people on board with victims coming from 30 nationalities.

They also had the chance for the first time to view the remains of their loved ones.

The airline crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It was en-route to Nairobi Kenya.

The pilot of #ET302 (Boeing 737 MAX 8) is said to have reported difficulties with the aircraft to ATC.

Details of the first report of investigations into the crash showed that pilots of the jet followed all procedures but were unable to take control of the plane.

Ethiopian airline crash
The crash site is around 60km (37 miles) south-east of the Ethiopian capital

The American jet maker, Boeing has said in July that it would give $100 million to help families affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

The money according to the company will be released over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations.


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