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A Nigerian among nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines

A Nigerian among nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines

A Nigerian was among the passengers of the Ethiopian Airline that crashed on Sunday on it’s way to Nairobi, Kenya.

The plane took off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The identity of the victim is yet unknown but speculations are rife that he may be a university lecturer based in Canada.

All 149 passengers and eight crew on board died.

People holding passports from 32 countries and the UN were on board the plane which ploughed into a field just 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa, the carrier’s CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, lamenting this “very sad and tragic day.”

The list of 35 nationalities was tweeted by Ethiopian Airlines, with no destinction made between the 149 passengers and eight crew. The count is not final. – Africa – Kenya 32 Ethiopia 9 Egypt 6 Morocco 2 Djibouti 1 Mozambique 1 Rwanda 1 Sudan 1 Somalia 1 Togo 1 Uganda 1 Nigeria 1 – Americas – Canada 18 United States 8 – Asia – China 8 India 4 Indonesia 1 Nepal 1 – Europe – Italy 8 France 7 Britain 7 Germany 5 Slovakia 4 Russia 3 Austria 3 Sweden 3 Spain 2 Poland 2 Belgium 1 Ireland 1 Norway 1 Serbia 1 – Middle East – Israel 2 Saudi Arabia 1 Yemen 1 – Other – UN passport 1 – TOTAL – 150

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