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17 Mar 2019 | 11:33 PM UTC

Ethiopia: Thousands mourn Flight 302 victims in Addis Ababa March 17 /update 3

Ethiopia News Alert

Thousands mourn Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash victims in mass funeral procession in Addis Ababa March 17; related demonstrations possible over coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Addis Ababa

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Event

Thousands marched through the streets of Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 17, as part of a funeral procession mourning the 157 people killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash on March 10. The procession moved through the capital en route to Holy Trinity Cathedral, where a mass funeral service was held. Related demonstrations are possible in Addis Ababa over the coming days and weeks.

Context

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, crashed shortly after takeoff on March 10, killing all 157 people onboard. It is not yet known what caused the crash and an investigation is underway. The same model of plane, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, was also involved in a fatal Lion Air crash in October 2018 that killed all 189 people onboard. Aviation authorities and airlines around the world have suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Advice

Individuals in Addis Ababa are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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