Remains of Ethiopian airline crash victims brought home


At least 28 remains Kenyans who perished in the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plane crash on March 10 this year were positively identified and finally flown to Nairobi today.
An Ethiopian plane carrying the remains landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday.
The remains arrived in specialised caskets and a brief function was held after arrival.
Only close family members are to be given the caskets bearing the fragments.
The bodies were severely damaged forcing Ethiopian Airlines to consider DNA analysis to identify their remains.
The 32 victims are among 157 people who were killed in the plane crash at Bishoftu town, six minutes after their plane took off to Nairobi.
The team declared the exercise a success saying “six months on after the plane crash, every single victim has been successfully identified.”
The Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 nosedived shortly after leaving Bole International Airport to JKIA killing all on board.
In the incident, Kenya was the worst-hit country losing 32 victims in the crash.


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