All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed this Sunday morning are confirmed to have been killed in the tragedy.
There were 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the airline. The passenger on board was reportedly from 33 nationalities.
The flight lost contact six minutes after it set off at 8.44am local time (05:38). It had been expected to arrive in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, in just over two hours.
The first word of the crash came when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his “deepest condolences” on Twitter.
The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s 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.
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
Boeing are reported to be ‘monitoring’ the situation in Ethiopia.