Ethiopian plane crash families hold symbolic burial
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A ceremony signifying the burial of Ethiopian nationals killed during last week's plane crash was held on Sunday (March 17) beneath the pink stone spires of Addis Ababa's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Family, friends and colleagues arrived to bury the remains of Ethiopian citizens including the two pilots and six crew, who perished along with 149 passengers in the Ethiopia Airlines crash a week ago.
Banks of the white flowers, the traditional colour of mourning, and portraits of victims were placed beside coffins.
Relatives have been offered charred earth from the crash site to bury, since most bodies were destroyed by the impact and fire.
Identifying the remains collected at the site may take up to six months.
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