4 Indians Among 157 Killed In Ethiopian Plane Crash
Addis Ababa: 4 Indians were among the 157 people killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that took place on Sunday, informed Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.
The Indian Embassy in Ethiopia has identified the deceased as Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Nukavarapu Manisha, Vaidya Hansen Annagesh and Shikha Garg, a consultant in the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Expressing grief, Sushma Swaraj tweeted- “I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families.”
I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families. @IndiaInEthiopia
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 10, 2019
The plane, Boeing 737 Max-8 was en route to Nairobi in Kenya when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, killing all the 149 passengers and eight crew members.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and MP Shashi Tharoor also expressed grief at the unfortunate incident.
Anguished by the loss of lives due to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane. My thoughts are with the bereaved families: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 10, 2019
Profound condolences to the families of the 149 passengers killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash soon after take-off from AddisAbaba en route to Nairobi. Among them were 4 Indians & 4 UN staff. RIP
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 10, 2019
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