Bodies of Chapecoense crash victims reach Brazil

Bodies of Chapecoense crash victims reach Brazil

The victims of the Colombian air crash which killed 71 people including almost a football squad, arrived in Brazil on Saturday for a memorial. The bodies left the airport in the Colombian city of Medellin on Friday and were accompanied by representatives of Colombia’s civil aviation authority, soldiers, police officers and rescue workers.

Among those killed were 19 first-team players from Brazilian football team Chapecoense. The club will hold a stadium memorial service at its Arena Conda later on Saturday. The stadium’s capacity of 19,000 will be boosted by an extra 2,000 seats on the pitch for the service. Heavy rain met the arrival of the plane carrying the coffins in Chapeco, the city where the team are based. Read more

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