Connect with us

AFRICA UPDATE

International tragedy! Check nationalities of Ethiopia plane crash victims

Published

on

People all over the World are worried at this time about the crash of Boeing 737 MAX 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airlines which reportedly killed all passengers aboard.

CNN reported that the passenger jet bound for Nairobi has crashed minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines shared this image and said it showed CEO Tewolde Gebremariam at the crash site. Source: BBC

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 left Bole airport in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, at 8:38am (05:38 GMT) on Sunday and lost contact with the control tower just a few minutes later, at 8:44am (05:44 GMT).

“There are no survivors,” the airline tweeted alongside a picture of CEO Tewolde GebreMariam holding up a piece of debris inside a large crater at the crash site.

The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board the plane. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), wrote on Twitter that agency staff were among those on board Flight ET 302.

Grief and sorrow know no borders, but Sunday’s Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy.

When the Nairobi, Kenya-bound plane went down shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, it killed 157 people, seven of them crew members and one a security official, an airline spokeswoman said. The passengers were from 35 nations, the airline says.
“Among the most affected, as you may expect, is Kenya, which had about 32 passengers on board,” said James Macharia, Kenya’s transport minister.

According to Ethiopian Airlines, these are the nationalities of the victims that have so far been identified:

  • Kenyans: 32
  • Canadians: 18
  • Ethiopians: 9
  • Chinese: 8
  • Italians: 8
  • Americans: 8
  • French: 7
  • British: 7
  • Egyptians: 6
  • Germans: 5
  • Indians: 4
  • Slovakians: 4
  • Austrians: 3
  • Russias: 3
  • Swedes: 3
  • Spanish: 2
  • Israelis: 2
  • Moroccans: 2
  • Polish: 2
  • Belgian: 1
  • Djibouti: 1
  • Indonesian: 1
  • Irish: 1
  • Mozambican: 1
  • Norwegian: 1
  • Rwandan: 1
  • Saudi: 1
  • Sudanese: 1
  • Somali: 1
  • Serbian: 1
  • Togolese: 1
  • Ugandan: 1
  • Yemeni: 1
  • Nepalese: 1
  • Nigerian: 1
  • UN Passport: 1

Total: 150 passengers 

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Lailanews.com reports that Prof. Pius Adesanmi, a Canadian based Nigerian professor and satirist, who hailed from Kogi State was among the victims of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya.

Adesanmi was said to be carrying a Canadian passport while another Nigerian whose identity is yet to be ascertained was carrying a UN passport, an Ethiopian Airline source in Lagos confirmed just now.

This means there were two Nigerians among the 157 souls on board the crashed 737-800 Max aircraft.

A Twitter user, John O. Oba, also tweeted:

“I just got information that Professor Pius Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carlton University in Canada is among those that died this morning on the ill-fated Ethiopia airline. On his way to attend the AU ECOSOCC committee meeting in Nairobi. RIP”‏

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

BIAFRA

BIAFRA3 days ago

Jubilation as 122 Uwazuruike followers joined IPOB in Ebonyi State

The information reaching our desk this evening from one of the IPOB members, Friday Njoku from Ezza North Local Government...

BIAFRA3 days ago

Just In!! Nnamdi Kanu provide full list of Biafrans killed in Nigeria to UN

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has allegedly provided the full list of Biafrans killed in...

BIAFRA5 days ago

Why Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Was Invited For ‘Biafra Talks’ in UN General Meeting

The United Nations, UN, has revealed why the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was...

BIAFRA5 days ago

Nnamdi Kanu has met with EU, Israeli PM, USA President, others; He’s set now to See UN – Fani Kayode

Chief Femi Fani Kayode, former minister of Aviation, has reacted to Nnamdi Kanu’s visit to United Nation. In a recent...

BIAFRA1 week ago

JUST IN!! Biafra will soon become a Nation – EU Assures Nnamdi Kanu

The European Union have assured the Leader of Biafra Movement World Wide, Maize Nnamdi Kanu, that by honouring their invitation...

BIAFRA1 week ago

Help Biafra to achieve Independent” – Mazi Kanu tells World Leaders

The Leader of indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has gained global recognition, having attended EU meeting on Tuesday...

BIAFRA1 week ago

Biafra Airline land in S/Africa to evacuate their citizens

With the ongoing xenophobic attack on the Igbos in South Africa, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB),...

BIAFRA1 week ago

We are Ready to Make Peace with IPOB, For Biafra Freedom – Igbo Governors

South-East governors have said they are ready to engage in dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to resolve...

BIAFRA1 week ago

Just in: Ngozi Iweala Congratulate Nnamdi Kanu over his Speech at EU Parliament

The information reaching Our desk this Evening from Biafra magazine, (voice of Biafra) Confirmed that Former Minister of finance, Dr...

BIAFRA1 week ago

Just in!! EU Parliament Approves Nnamdi Kanu Demands, Vows To Work For Biafra Actualisation

The European Union parliament has approved all the demands from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi...