International tragedy! Check nationalities of Ethiopia plane crash victims

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 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”‏

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