The our bodies of 71 folks killed in a airplane crash in Colombia that devastated a Brazilian soccer group are being returned dwelling, because the group’s dwelling city prepares for a memorial service.
Greater than 100,000 individuals are anticipated to prove for a ceremony on the group’s stadium in Chapeco later.
Simply six folks survived Monday’s crash outdoors Medellin, the place Chapecoense had been because of play a regional remaining.
Brazilian President Michel Temer is because of greet the planes on the airport.
However he isn’t anticipated to go to the ceremony on the stadium, reportedly amid considerations about protests going down. Fifa’s Gianni Infantino might be attending the service.
Because the our bodies had been taken to the airport in Medellin on Friday, lots of of individuals lined the highway to pay their remaining respects.
The stays of the Paraguayan crew member Gustavo Encina had been handed over to his household in Paraguay.
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The opposite victims, 64 Brazilians, 5 Bolivians and a Venezuelan, had been flown dwelling in a sequence of flights.
Nineteen of the lifeless had been members of the Chapecoense soccer membership, and plenty of extra had been assist workers and journalists protecting the group.
The our bodies of these victims might be carried throughout a funeral procession via Chapeco on Saturday, ending with a ceremony on the group’s stadium.
“The #Chapecoense will stay in our reminiscence for his or her perseverance and tenacity. I reiterate my deepest solidarity with kin of the victims,” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter because the final airplane departed.
A minute’s silence might be held earlier than each soccer match this weekend, and soccer’s world governing physique Fifa additionally requested that every one gamers put on black armbands in remembrance.
The group has been described as having “a fairy story with a tragic ending”.
It solely received promotion to the nation’s prime division in 2014, however was on its approach to the primary leg of the Copa Sudamericana remaining in Medellin when the airplane went down.
Authorities are nonetheless investigating the reason for the crash. A recording has emerged of the pilot asking the management tower for precedence to land as a result of he was out of gas.