King Mohammed VI sent two messages of condolence and compassion to the family members of El Hassan Sayouty, teacher-researcher at Hassan II University in Casablanca, and Ben Ahmed Chihab, provincial director of the State Secretariat for Sustainable development in Darâa-Tafilalet, died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, while they were to participate in an international scientific meeting in Nairobi.
In these two messages, the Sovereign expresses to the families of the regretted his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion following this painful ordeal, God’s destiny being unstoppable.
The king also implores the Almighty to bring them patience and comfort, to surround the deceased with his immeasurable forgiveness, to have them in his holy mercy, to welcome them into his vast paradise and to reward them amply for their good works.
Recall that the crash on Sunday of a Boeing 737 Ethiopian Airlines, which made the link Addis Ababa-Nairobi, has made 157 victims. Two Moroccans lost their lives.
Among the victims are also 32 Kenyans, 9 Ethiopians, 3 Australians, 1 Belgian, 18 Canadians, 8 Chinese, 5 Dutch, 1 Djibouti, 6 Egyptians, 2 Spaniards, 7 French, 7 English, 1 Indonesian, 2 Israelis, 4 Indians, 1 Irish, 8 Italians, 1 Mozambican, 1 Norwegian, 2 Poles, 3 Russians, 1 Rwandan, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Somali, 1 Serb, 4 Slovak, 3 Swedish, 1 Togolese, 1 Ugandan, 8 Americans, 1 Yemeni , 1 Nepalese, 1 Nigerian and 2 without identities, according to a list published by ENA.
None of the 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board survived the crash of the Boeing 737, which provided the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route. The device was received in November 2018, according to ENA.
The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, which was on a scheduled flight to Nairobi, crashed 6 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa airport near Bishoftu, 60 km from the capital, the agency said quoting the Prime Minister’s Office.