Bodies of Marília Mendonça and her uncle arrive in Goiânia for a wake

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The bodies of Marília Mendonça and her uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho arrived in Goiânia around 10:30 am this Saturday (6).

The body of the artist and Abicieli will be veiled in the city, at the Goiânia Arena gymnasium – initially, the ceremony will be restricted to family members.

It is expected that from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the public will be able to pay tribute in the gym. About 100,000 people are expected at the site and security at the site has been tightened.

The burial is scheduled to take place at 5:30 pm. Producer Henrique Ribeiro will be watched in the state of Bahia. The artist and four other people died in a plane crash on Friday (5), in Minas Gerais.

The aircraft pilot, Geraldo Martins de Medeiros, and the co-pilot, Tarciso Pessoa Viana, also died in the accident and will be veiled in a private ceremony.

According to the Municipal Mobility Department of the capital of Goiás, there will be a procession from the Goiânia Arena gym to the Parque Memorial Cemetery. The burial will only include family members.

Enhanced security

The Goiânia City Hall will reinforce traffic inspection and guidance to drivers in the Goiânia Arena region due to the artist’s wake. The North parking lot of the Serra Dourada stadium will be free for public vehicles. The authorities will enter via the south access.

The main entrance to the Gym Arena will be pedestrian only. Agents, with six vehicles and four motorcycles, will be positioned at the following points for road control and pedestrian safety:

  • Avenida L x North Gate of the Serra Dourada Stadium parking lot
  • 77 x 72 Street signpost
  • Cruzamento da Av. Fued José Sebba x Av. Olinda x Avenida L
  • Fued José Sebba Avenue x Rua 31 x 32

the fatal accident

The plane crash happened in Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas Gerais. The plane crashed at a distance of three kilometers from the airport in Caratinga, the city where the singer would perform.

The aircraft fell into a watercourse near an access road on the BR-474 highway. Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (Cemig) reported that the plane hit a cable in a power distribution tower of the company in Caratinga.

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and the Civil Police of Minas Gerais are investigating the accident.

*With information from Anna Gabriela Costa and Raphael Coraccini, from CNN

Reference: CNN Brasil

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