UPDATE (6:40 p.m. ET): Officials now say that 71 of the 77 passengers have died in a tragic plane crash Monday night near Medellín, Colombia. Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense was on the plane.
ORIGINAL STORY: There’s just something unsettling about seeing images of people, who now are dead, while they were still alive, but that’s exactly what social media has given us Tuesday morning.
In the wake of the Chapecoense soccer team’s plane crashing overnight, social media posts from players on the plane and team videos from the airport before boarding the flight have surfaced. They’re sad and eerie.
Here’s a look at some of the photos and videos that have surfaced since the crash:
This team photo was taken just before boarding the plane.
This video — in which a player says to “live each day like it’s your last” — was taken on the plane minutes before takeoff.
This photo from players who didn’t make the trip sitting in the team dressing room is heartbreaking.
These photos were pulled from player Alan Ruschel’s Snapchat account. He’s pictured below with goalkeeper Danilo. Both initially survived the crash, but Danilo later died in the hospital from his injuries.
This photo and quote from Chapecoense’s coach after the team advanced to its first-ever continential final also is haunting now.
Thumbnail photo via Snapchat screenshot via Twitter/@maul_azar
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