Ethiopian Airlines CEO reveals nationalities of plane crash victims


Out of 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, seven were British, seven French, eight Italian and 18 were from Canada.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, told journalists on Sunday.

Others were 32 Kenyans, nine Ethiopians, eight from the US, while eight were Chinese nationals.

The nationalities of the other passengers remained unknown.

Ethiopia’s state broadcaster had earlier said that the 149 passengers and eight crew were of 33 nationalities.

The plane took off at 8:38 a.m. (06:38 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later near Bishoftu, a town about 60km southeast of Addis Ababa by road.

The crashed airplane is of the new updated version of the Boeing 737.