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Ethiopian Airlines crash: The wife of a Moroccan victim testifies

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on Sunday, which was making the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route, killed 157 people. Two Moroccans lost their lives. They are Ben Ahmed Chihab, provincial director of the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development in Darâa-Tafilalet, and El Hassan Sayouty, teacher-researcher at Hassan II University in Casablanca.

Tears in her eyes, the wife of the latter testified. “My husband was to attend a conference in Kenya. Once in Addis Ababa, he informed me that he had missed his flight and that he was going to take the next one to Nairobi,” she said.

And to continue: “If he had not missed his flight, he would still be alive. But it is destiny, that it rests in peace”.

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 report said.

There were 33 different nationalities aboard the plane according to the authorities. 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. Noting that the device was received in November 2018.

In addition, King Mohammed VI sent two messages of condolence and compassion to the family members of the two Moroccan victims.

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