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Ethiopian Airlines: Who are the victims?

March 13, 2019 5:11 am

Passengers from more than 30 countries were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed on 10 March, killing 157 people.

Among the victims were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians and seven Britons, according to a passenger list published by Ethiopian officials. The UK Foreign Office said two of the victims travelling on non-British passports were Britons with dual-nationality.

A number of passengers are believed to have been affiliated with the UN.

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Senior Capt Yared Mulugeta Gatechew, of Kenyan and Ethiopian heritage, was the main pilot on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

He had been working for the airline since November 2007 with the company saying he had a “commendable performance” with more than 8,000 hours in the air.

Hassan Katende, a friend, said he learned of the crash on social media and that his “hair just stood up” when he heard that he had died. “I can’t sleep. It’s shocking.

Among the victims was Cedric Asiavugwa, a third-year law student at Georgetown University. He was reportedly travelling to Nairobi to attend the funeral of one of his relatives.t’s very hard to believe. It’s really unbelievable,” he told BBC Amharic.

Hussein Swaleh, a former Kenyan football administrator, also died in the crash, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said.

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