Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims List: Live Updates

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Passengers from more than 30 countries were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people.

Among the victims were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians and seven Britons, according to a passenger list from the doomed flight published by Ethiopian officials.

Nineteen United Nations staff members were among those killed, the UN said.

Here’s a list of the victims and what is known about some of the victims.

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Kenya — 32

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Cedric Asiavugwa was a third-year student at Georgetown Law and a member of Georgetown University’s Campus Ministry, the school said. Born and raised in Mombasa, he was on his way home to Nairobi after the death of his fiancée’s mother, according to the school.

Tamarind Group CEO Jonathan Seex was on flight ET302, the hotel company said on its Facebook page.

“It is with immense shock and grief to inform you of the tragic news that Tamarind CEO, Jonathan Seex, was on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, the Tamarind community and all the others who have suffered unfathomable losses,” the post read.

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Canada — 18

Nigerian-born scholar and author Pius Adesanmi was the director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies. The Ottawa university said he was among the 18 Canadians killed in the crash.

“Pius Adesanmi was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president and vice-chancellor.

Derick Lwugi, an accountant with the City of Calgary and member of a Canadian non-profit organization, has been confirmed as one of the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.

Lwugi’s friend, Jody Nyakio, confirmed to Postmedia that he died in the crash and is survived by his wife and children. Lwugi was travelling to Kenya to visit the couple’s parents.

Danielle Moore, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Toronto and worked in Winnipeg at the charity Canada Learning Code, was also killed.

Moore was among a group headed to a United Nations environmental conference.

From left: Derick Lwugi from Calgary, Carlton University professor Pius Adesanmi and Danielle Moore from Winnipeg are among the 18 Canadians killed in Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia. (Facebook via Canadian Press, Josh Hotz/Carleton University/Associated Press, Facebook)
From left: Derick Lwugi from Calgary, Carlton University professor Pius Adesanmi and Danielle Moore from Winnipeg are among the 18 Canadians killed in Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia. (Facebook via Canadian Press, Josh Hotz/Carleton University/Associated Press, Facebook)

Edmonton resident Amina Ibrahim Odowa, 33, and her five-year-old daughter Sofia Abdulkadir were also killed, a family member confirmed to CBC News.

Odowa leaves behind two daughters, ages seven and three.

Amina Ibrahim Odowa, 33, and her five-year-old daughter Sofia Abdulkadir killed in the accident
Amina Ibrahim Odowa, 33, and her five-year-old daughter Sofia Abdulkadir killed in the accident

Peter DeMarsh of Taymouth, N.B., was also killed, according to a post on the Facebook account of Helen DeMarsh.

DeMarsh was chair of the International Family Forestry Alliance and of the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners.

“Our circle was broken today with the sudden tragic loss of my beloved brother Peter on the Ethiopian Airlines crash this morning,” his sister wrote on Facebook. “He was profoundly dear to me, I looked up to him and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. Just days ago he met me at the airport with the biggest hug and warmest welcome.

 

Jessica Hyba: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees says one of its Canadian-born employees was among the victims of the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

The UNHCR has identified Jessica Hyba, who was working as the organization’s senior external relations officer.

Jessica Hyba

 

 

Ethiopia — 9

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Senior Capt Yared Mulugeta Gatechew, who was of Kenyan and Ethiopian heritage, was the main pilot on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
He had been working for the airline since November 2007.
He had a “commendable performance” with more than 8,000 hours in the air, the company said.

Senior Capt Yared Mulugeta Gatechew, who was of Kenyan and Ethiopian heritage, was the main pilot on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. He had been working for the airline since November 2007
Senior Capt Yared Mulugeta Gatechew, who was of Kenyan and Ethiopian heritage, was the main pilot on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. He had been working for the airline since November 2007

Ayantu Girmaye, 24 year old Debre Tabor University graduate who has been with Ethiopian Airlines since 2017.

Ayantu Girmay Ethippia airlines flight crew died in the crash

A non-profit organization from Ethiopia Catholic Relief Services  posted on it’s Facebook page they lost 4 of thier workers.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that four members of our staff were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash on Sunday, March 10.

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Their names are:
Sara Chalachew
Getnet Alemayehu
Sintayehu Aymeku
Mulusew Alemu.

 

China — 8

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that four of the victims worked for Chinese companies and two for the UN (including one Hong Kong resident). It said the two others were traveling for private purposes and were from Liaoning and Zhejiang.

Jin Yetao, 32, had been stationed in South Sudan for four years and promoted the “Belt and Road Initiative” in Africa, his employer — state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China — said.

The initiative “aims to help countries along the route achieve industrialized vision and to provide vocational skill training,” AVIC said.

Jin had been on a business trip to carry out education projects in Kenya, Uganda and Gabon in his role as a deputy manager in an AVIC-affiliated company, it said.

The local Zheijang provincial newspaper Qianjiang Evening reported that a local college senior was also among the victims. It said she was a journalism major who would have turned 22 next month. She had been traveling to Kenya to watch giraffes.
The woman’s college said that she had been expected to graduate in June. Pear Video reports that she was meeting up with her boyfriend in Kenya and was traveling from there.

Italy — 8

USA — 8

France — 7

UK — 7

Joanna Toole, a United Nations fisheries consultant from southwest England, who two days before she boarded the flight tweeted that she was happy to be among an increasing number of women working for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Joanna has spent the last decade working on animal welfare and ocean conservation issues within both the NGO and Intergovernmental sectors.

Ethiopian Airlines crash victims list Joanna Toole

 

Egypt — 6

Germany — 5

India — 4

Slovakia — 4

Slovakian lawmaker Anton Hrnko said on Facebook that his wife, Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala were among the victims.

Austria — 3

Russia — 3

The Russian Embassy in Ethiopia tweeted the names of three Russian citizens who were on the plane: Ekaterina Polyakova, Aleksandr Polyakov and Sergey Vyalikov.

Sweden — 3

Israel — 2

Morocco — 2

Poland — 2

Spain — 2

Belgium — 1

Djibouti — 1

Indonesia — 1

Ireland — 1

Mozambique — 1

Norway — 1

Rwanda — 1

Saudi Arabia– 1

Sudan — 1

Somalia — 1

Serbia — 1

Togo — 1

Another incredible African scholar lost on the Ethiopian Airlines flight: Kodjo Glato, a young Togolese crop scientist with a passion for sweet potatoes and how they could be used to improve food security in West Africa. He had an NGO called “Farmers Without Borders.”

Uganda — 1

Yemen — 1

Nepal — 1

Nigeria — 1

Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, a retired Nigerian foreign service officer died in the crash, the Nigerian presidency and government confirmed.
Ambassador Abiodun Bashua was a retired Nigerian Foreign Service Officer who worked for UNAMID and the United Nations office to African Union.
Ethiopian Airlines crash victims list Nigeria Abiodun Bashua

One passenger was traveling on a UN passport.

 

 

 

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