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Memorial marks 1 month since Ethiopian Airlines crash

People sign condolence books placed near photos of victims during a Memorial for UN and NGO Personnel Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during a somber memorial marking one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed. The event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, with all 157 people on board killed.(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
April 10, 2019 - 9:15 AM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A sombre memorial has marked one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed.

Wednesday's event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi. All 157 people on board died.

An Ethiopian Airlines official, Michael Yared, told the several hundred people at the memorial that results from DNA tests of any remains found are expected in the next six months.

He also said insurance payments are now being made in consultation with insurers.

The head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe, called the lost colleagues "seasoned officials from all corners of the globe and in a wide array of expertise."

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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