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All 157 passengers on board Ethiopian Airlines die in crash

All 157 passengers on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday morning have been confirmed dead.

There were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the airline which reportedly crashed at 8:44 a.m. local time.

“We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in accident today,” the airline said in a statement.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office tweeted it “would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.”

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