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No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash; all 157 dead

Nairobi | An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet scheduled to reach Nairobi crashes, and killed all the 149 passengers and 8 in-flight crew with no survivors on Sunday.

The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am.

A Reuters report quotes, “There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries,” said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline”.

“The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am”, as released by Ethiopian Airlines.

Soon after the crash, an official statement was released by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia confirming the crash.

“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 office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter.


Search and rescue operations are underway, with more information coming in soon.

 

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