Ethiopian Airlines crash
Crash victim Shikha Garg

Guwahati, March 11, 2019:

The entire world was left shellshocked yesterday when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft crashed after an early-morning take off from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board (149 passengers, 8 crew).

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As the world still tries to grapple with the extent of the tragedy, India’s Foreign Sushma Swaraj has announced that among the 157 people on that ill-fated flight, there were four Indians too. And one of them was Shikha Garg, a consultant attached to the United Nations Development Fund (UNDF), who was headed to Nairobi to attend a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting.

Minister Swaraj expressed her condolences to the departed on Twitter: “I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families,” Ms Swaraj tweeted.

The flight came down near Tulu Fara village outside the town of Bishoftu.


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