Grieving families given soil from Ethiopian crash site

TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Ethiopian Airlines has offered to give soil from the crash site to the families of the victims to bury in place of the remains of their loved ones.

The decision to hand over the soil from the crash site at a planned service in Addis Ababa on Sunday was made after authorities said the identification process could take up to six months.

The airline also urged the families of the passengers to provide DNA samples to their offices in Addis Ababa or overseas. 

Boeing has grounded their 737 Max 8 and 9 fleet just days after flight 302 crashed on March 10.

More from International News

On Virgin Radio today

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Gary Vee on Crypto!

    Gary talks about the latests trends in crypto and why everyone should be getting educated on it!

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...

  • Middle East Hot 30

    Every weekend Kris Fade plays the biggest tracks in the Middle East. Check out this weeks chart...