#EthiopianAirlineCrash: The World Unitedly Sends Condolence Messages To Victims’ Families

People around the world are mourning the loss of their loved ones after an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet on Sunday crashed en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

The Boeing 737 plane took off from Addis Ababa at 8:38 AM local time, and crashed shortly after at 8:44 AM.

The office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement on Twitter saying:

The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.

Two Nigerians were among the 157 people that died on Sunday in the Ethiopian Airlines jet crash. The Nigerian victims were identified as a popular Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Pius Adesanmi, and Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, a former Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan.

The victims – 149 passengers and eight crew members – included at least 35 nationalities.

As the news of the crash united the world in grief, an outpouring of shock and sadness spread on social media. World leaders have come together to send in their condolences to the victims families.

We pray that God strengthen and grant the families fortitude to bear this great loss.