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Ethiopian Airlines’ Plane Crash Kills 157 Persons, President Buhari Reacts

An Ethiopian Airlines’ plane has crashed on Sunday Morning causing the death of all the 157 persons on board.

According to reports, 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the airline

The plane, which was on a routine flight to Nairobi, Kenya from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when it crashed briefly after takeoff.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister was the first to suggest a large casualty from the crash.

Station Magazine understands that rescue operation has started to ensure retrieval of the corpse.

In a swift reaction, President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to the incident, which he described as worrisome.

In a statement through the Media Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president, sent condolences to the leaders and people of all the countries whose nationals were involved in the accident.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Nigeria, the President extends his sincere condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, the people of Ethiopia, Kenya, Canada, China and all other nations who lost citizens in the air disaster.
“The President also commiserates with the families of the victims and prays God Almighty to grant the gentle souls of the departed eternal rest”
“I am profoundly touched by this devastating report of air accident involving one of the world’s most successful and efficient Airlines.
“Given its remarkable safety record, this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Ethiopian Airlines.”
The President further praised the airline, saying, “Like every other African leader, I am proud of the fact that Ethiopian Airlines represents one of Africa’s success stories.”

 

 

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