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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
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.
“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.
Canada — 18
“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.
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.
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.
Ethiopia — 9
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.
Ayantu Girmaye, 24 year old Debre Tabor University graduate who has been with Ethiopian Airlines since 2017.
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.
Their names are:
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.
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.
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.
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
One passenger was traveling on a UN passport.
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