Emergency passports issued to families of plane crash victims

Members of the search and rescue mission carry dead bodies at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Twelve family members of the Chinese victims who were killed in Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet have been issued passports, said the National immigration Administration in a statement on Tuesday.

The administration said it immediately launched the emergency response mechanism and verified the identities of the eight Chinese nationals as soon as possible.

It also asked immigration departments in Beijing, Liaoning province and Zhejiang province to assist the victims’ families by providing emergency passport service and convenience in entering and exiting the border.