Indians, Americans, Chinese among 157 killed in Ethiopian plane crash, says authorities

The airline has said 157 people were thought to be on board.

Published: 10th March 2019 06:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2019 08:03 PM   |  A+A-

Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport. (Photo | AP

Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport. (Photo | AP

By Associated Press

ADDIS ABABA: The Ethiopian Airlines CEO and Kenya's transport minister say Indians, Canadians, Chinese, Americans and others are among the many nationalities among the victims of Sunday morning's deadly plane crash after takeoff from Addis Ababa.

According to ANI, four Indians were on the flight.

Authorities earlier said 32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians were killed.

READ | Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, all 157 people on board dead

Now they add 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia.

The airline has said 157 people were thought to be on board.

READ | Pilot of crashed plane reported 'difficulties', asked to return: Ethiopian Airlines

It is not yet clear what caused the crash of new Boeing 737-8 MAX plane shortly after takeoff from Bole Airport en route to Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

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