4 Indians killed in Ethiopia plane crash
Four Indians were killed in Ethiopian plane crash on Sunday, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. A UN consultant with the Ministry of Environment and Forests was among those who killed in Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. The deceased Indian nationals were identified as Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh, Nukavarapu Manisha and Shikha Garg (UN Consultant). Shikha Garg was on her way to attend a United Nations Environment Programme meeting.
On Sunday, the Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early morning take-off from Addis Ababa. It killed all 158 people on board. According to media reports, people from 35 countries were on board. Ethiopian Airlines told that Kenya had the largest number of casualties with 32, Canada with 18, Ethiopia with 9, Italy and China with 8, Britain and France with 7, Egypt with 6 and Germany with 6.
Ethiopian Airlines told the media that the plane took off at 8:38 from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later. It crashed near Tulu Fara village outside the town of Bishoftu.
Condoling the deaths, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Anguished by the loss of lives due to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”
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
– PTC NEWS