King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence and compassion to the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that claimed several lives.
In this painful circumstance, the Sovereign expresses, in his own name and in that of the Moroccan people, his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion to Sahle-Work and, through it, to the families of the victims and to the brotherly Ethiopian people, wishing to the President of Ethiopia and the relatives of the victims patience and comfort.
Recall that two Moroccans are among the victims of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on Sunday that was carrying the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route with 157 people on board who were all killed in the crash, reports the official Ethiopian News Agency ENA in a press release.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has set up a crisis unit at the Consular and Social Affairs Directorate to monitor the situation with the Ethiopian authorities.
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.
Two emergency centers have been set up at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to assist friends and families of passengers who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crash on Sunday morning, said the secretary of the Cabinet (Minister of Transport), James Macharia.