Gloomy Brazilian Homecoming
Gloomy Brazilian Homecoming

Gloomy Brazilian Homecoming

Gloomy Brazilian Homecoming

The bodies of 71 people killed in a plane crash in Colombia that devastated a Brazilian football team are being returned home, as the team’s home town prepares for a memorial service. More than 100,000 people are expected to turn out for a ceremony at the team’s stadium in Chapec, BBC reported. Just six people survived Monday’s crash outside Medellin, where Chapecoense were due to play a regional final. Brazilian President Michel Temer is due to greet the planes at the airport. But he is not expected to go to the ceremony at the stadium, reportedly amid concerns about protests taking place. FIFA’s Gianni Infantino will be attending the service.As the bodies were taken to the airport in Medellin on Friday, hundreds of people lined the road to pay their final respects. Nineteen of the dead were members of the Chapecoense football club and many more were support staff and journalists covering the team.The bodies of those victims will be carried during a funeral procession through Chapeco on Saturday, ending with a ceremony at the team’s stadium.


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