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Ethiopians mourn lives lost in flight ET302 crash

It was reported on Sunday, March 10, 2019, that Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed en route to Kenya from Addis Ababa. Flight ET302 went down near Bishoftu town 6 minutes later after departure. The crash resulted in the death of all 149 passengers from 35 nationalities and 8 Ethiopian Airlines crew members. The passengers included 32 Kenyan citizens, 18 people from Canada, nine from Ethiopia, nine from the UK, eight from each of Italy, China and the US, and seven from France. It was reported that many of the passengers were going to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the UN environment assembly. The world joined Ethiopians in mourning the accident. The Ethiopian government declared national mourning day on March 11, 2019. Ethiopians also offered their condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of the unfortunate accident.