She buried her head in her hands. Her neighbour also sat still and stared into the emptiness outside the 30-seater van.
Those with sunglasses pulled them out of their bags and covered their eyes. But the horror of what they had seen remained implanted on their faces.
The first 30 minutes of the drive back to the hotel from the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight302 where 157 people perished was the hardest.
It was time to let what they had just seen and heard sink in in its rawness.
The aircraft came down like a rocket, hit the ground and was…