Fourteen bodies of victims of the recent crash of Dornier 228-200, the company Busy Bee, Sunday, November 24, were evacuated by road Thursday, November 28 morning, from Goma to the far north of the province. This is particularly in Lubero, Butembo and Beni.
After a brief prayer by the Chaplain of the Congolese National Police, these 14 bodies, two children and 12 adults, put in coffins, were mounted in vehicles to make the road to Kirumba, Butembo and Beni. The operation was overseen by the governor of North Kivu and other prominent people in the province.
On this occasion MP Mbenze Yotama present on the site, elected from Butembo, pleaded for the continuation of investigations.
« There are two bodies that will stay in Kirumba, a body at Beni level and the 11 are going to Butembo. There is also another body of Pastor Mashala who will be evacuated to Lubumbashi. The coffins were first made available to all the bodies from the provincial and national authorities, and $ 500 was also given for each family to begin the mourning process. But serious investigations must be done to establish responsibilities, « he said.
Twenty-seven people were killed in the crash of Busy Bee’s Dornier 228-200. Twenty-one people were on board and six others were on the ground.
Fifteen bodies in total, all of them passengers, are evacuated, the remaining twelve will be buried in Goma