The airline’s spokesperson confirmed one Nigerian and 32 Kenyans are among 157 victims who died in the crash – Among the deceased are 17 Ethiopians, eight Chinese among other nationalities.
The aircraft crashed about six minutes after taking off and there have been no survivors One Nigerian and at least 32 Kenyans are among the victims of the ill-fated Sunday, March 10, Boeing 737-800 MAX plane crash belonging to Ethiopian Airline, Legit.ng understands.
A spokesperson of the airline, Asrat Begashaw, said the gory accident killed one Nigerian 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, eight Americans and seven Britons among other nationalities.
According to a statement by the airline, the flight which crashed on Sunday, March 10, minutes after takeoff was new. “The group CEO who is now at the accident scene regrets to inform there are no survivors,” the spokesperson said.
Accident Bulletin no. 2
Issued on march 10, 2019 at 01:46 PM
We join in prayers and support to the friends and families of the passengers and crew of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 that has crashed shortly after departing from Addis Ababa flying to Nairobi.
The accident was confirmed by Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed after he sent out condolences to families of the deceased. HELLO! NAIJ.com (naija.ng) upgrades to Legit.ng We keep evolving to serve our readers better “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the statement shared on the PM’s official Twitter page read.