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Debris of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane strewn over a crash site outside Addis Ababa Capital Group
Details have emerged that Ethiopian Airlines is planning to compensate victims of the ill-fated Boeing 737 Max 8Â plane crash.
Families of the victims will receive between Ksh17 million and Ksh25 million for each person lost.
The exact amounts will vary due to factors such as age, profession and their position in life.
Ethiopian officials on Saturday stated that compensation willÂ be dictated by international standards.
Lucas Nzioka, who lost a nephew, intimated that Ethiopian officials told family members during a closed-door session that compensation will be guided by the Montreal Convention.
â€śWe were told it could be between $170,000 and $250,000 depending on age, profession and so on. It should be done within 18 months,â€ť Nzioka told the Sunday Nation.
The Montreal Convention stipulates compensation arises only if a passengerâ€™s injury or death is caused by an unexpected or unusual event or happening that is external to the passenger.
Personal effects of the deceased, as well as death certificates, will be processed and issued within the next two to eight weeks.
The Nairobi-bound flight ET 302 crashed last Sunday killing all the 157 passengers and crew on board.Â
There were 32 Kenyans aboard the ill-fated plane.
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