2 Nigerians Among 157 Persons That Died In Ethiopia Plane Crash

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Two Nigerians, Prof. Pius Adesanmi abd Amb.Abiodun Bashua, were among the 157 victims of yesterday’s crash of the Ethiopian Airline. Also, seven British, seven French, eight Italian and 18 Canadian nationals are among the 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.

Thirty-two Kenyan, nine Ethiopian, eight U.S. and eight Chinese nationals were also among the dead, Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive, Tewolde GebreMariam, told journalists. None of the 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the Boeing 737 that crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi survived, the airline said. The 157 passengers were of 35 different nationalities, with one person travelling on a UN passport, the airline said. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, about 50 kilometres south-east of the Ethiopian capital.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has reacted to sadden news of the plane crash involving an Ethiopian Airliner bound for Nairobi, Kenya.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends of those who lost dear ones in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. May God grant their souls rest, and strength and comfort to the deceased families”

Nationalities in the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Plane.


Kenya 32

Ethiopia 9

Egypt 6

Morocco 2

Djibouti 1

Mozambique 1

Rwanda 1

Sudan 1

Somalia 1

Togo 1

Uganda 1

Nigeria 1


Canada 18

United States 8


China 8

India 4

Indonesia 1

Nepal 1


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


UN passport 1

TOTAL = 150