All 157 people aboard a plane, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, have lost their lives in a fatal crash that occurred while they were traveling to Nairobi via Addis Abba earlier today. The aircraft had a total of 147 passengers and 8 crew members but none survived.
According to reports, the plane was newly bought four months back.
Although the reason for the crash has not been publicized yet, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has given credence to the accident through his social media handle.
The message reads:
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 the those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on a regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
The airline has equally published a statement concerning the crash. It stated that the crash occurred at a place near Bishoftu, the southeastern part of Addis Abba, and its CEO has already visited the site.
Some parts of the statement read:
“The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors. He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.”
Other details indicated that the victims were from 32 different countries.