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Zubair Yaqoob
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Ethiopian Airlines announced the start of search and rescue operations for the victims of its plane, which crashed on its way to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

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The plane crashed six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the Sky News reported Sunday, noting there was no confirmed information so far about debris survivors or the number of victims.

The Boeing 737 was carrying 157 passengers including eight crew members, while the Ethiopian Prime Minister expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the disaster.

 

Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation: No survivors in plane crash

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said there were no survivors in the crash, explaining that citizens from 33 countries were on board.

The plane crashed six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the Sky News reported Sunday, noting there was no confirmed information so far about debris survivors or the number of victims.

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced the start of search and rescue operations for the victims of its plane, which crashed on its way to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The Boeing 737 was carrying 157 passengers and eight crew members, while the Ethiopian Prime Minister expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the disaster.

 

Ethiopian Airlines Announces Nationality of Victims of Plane

The plane that crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 33 countries, the chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines told reporters.

Among the passengers were 32 from Kenya, 18 from Canada, 9 from Ethiopia, 8 from Italy, 8 from China, 8 from the United States, 7 from Britain, 7 from France, 6 from Egypt, 5 from Holland, 4 from India, 4 from Slovakia, 3 from Austria, 3 from Sweden, Russia, 2 from Morocco, 2 from Spain, 2 from Poland and 2 from Israel.

Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen had one citizen on board.

The names of four passengers were registered as carrying travel visas issued by the United Nations and their nationalities are not immediately known.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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