Four Indians dead in Ethiopian Airline crash

  • The airline stated earlier in the day that the aircraft crashed early Sunday shortly after leaving the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa
  • The airline said it has contacted the families of the victims and that an investigation will be conducted

Gireesh Chandra Prasad
Updated10 Mar 2019
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. (REUTERS Photo)
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. (REUTERS Photo)

Four Indians were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 that crashed on Sunday leaving all the 157 on board dead.

Quoting information from the airline, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj named the diseased Indian nationals as Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh, Nukavarapu Manisha and Shikha Garg.

"My colleague Dr.Harshvardhan has confirmed that Ms.Shikha Garg is a consultant with ministry of environment and forests. She was travelling to attend United Nations Environment Programme meeting in Nairobi. I am trying to reach the families of other Indian nationals," said Swaraj in a tweet.

The airline stated earlier in the day that the aircraft crashed early Sunday shortly after leaving the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on way to Nairobi in Kenya. The aircraft was a Boeing 737 Max 8.

"I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families," said Swaraj in her tweet.

The airline said it has contacted the families of the victims and that an investigation will be conducted into the accident along with the country's aviation regulator and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

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