Here are the names of countries and number of persons they lost in the Ethiopian fleets of Boeing 737 MAX, a new passenger jet that crashed and killed all 157 persons on board.
The crashed Ethiopian Airline jet, which ploughed into a field some 60 kilometers ”40 miles” east of Addis Ababa on Sunday was said to be already on fire and swerving erratically before hitting the ground, just six minutes after taking off from the capital on a flight to Nairobi.
The new single-aisle Boeing jet, which was delivered to Ethiopian Airline on November 15 left a deep,
At least 22 UN staff were on the flight, many headed for an annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme which opened under a dark cloud in Nairobi Monday.
Delegates arrived with the UN flag flying at half-mast, hugging and comforting each other as they wondered who among the staff may have been on the crashed plane.
UN Habitat head Maimunah Sharif told members present. “Let us reflect that our colleagues were willing to travel and to work far from their homes and loved ones to make the world a better place to live.”
Those who died in the crash were staff from the World Food Program, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration, and Food and Agriculture Organization, the agencies said.
Meanwhile, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “Deeply saddened by the news this morning of the plane crash in Ethiopia, claiming the lives of all on board.”
Details of the passengers have started to emerge.
Among them was Cedric Asiavugwa, a Kenyan third-year student at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, who’s due to graduate in the spring and was visiting home, the university said.
Kenya had the highest death toll with 32 persons, according to the airline.
Canada next with 18 persons, with Nigerian born author Pius Adesanmi, who directed the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University.
Ethiopia had nine victims, then Italy eight, China eight, and the United States eight as well. Britain had seven persons, France had seven persons too. Egypt had six, and Germany had five. France had eight persons.
Slovak MP Anton Hrnko was among those who lost their loved ones as he posted on facebook, “It is with deep sorrow that I announce that my dear wife, Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala, died in the air disaster in Addis Ababa this morning.”
More list may possibly come up later as countries like Canada and United State are deploying experts to Addis Ababa.