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8 Chinese on crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane, one from Tianjin
Published on: 2019-03-11
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026Eight Chinese nationals, including one from Tianjin, were confirmed to have been on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday (March 10).

027"We extend our profound condolences to the victims and deep sympathy to the bereaved families," the ministry's spokesperson, Mr Lu Kang, said late on Sunday night in a statement.

021After learning of the crash, the ministry ordered China's embassy in Ethiopia to launch an emergency response and immediately contact the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian Airlines for further information, Mr Lu said.

"China hopes that the Ethiopian side will find out the cause of the air crash as soon as possible and keep China updated on the investigation developments," he said.

023025Ethiopian Airlines flight #ET302 has crashed 6 minutes after departure from Addis Ababa Airport en route to Nairobi.

The Foreign Ministry and the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia will keep a close watch over the developments and go all out to help the families of the victims to deal with the aftermath, Mr Lu said.

0 22Ethiopian Airlines said that the Boeing 737-800 Max, bound for Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people on board, including eight crew members.024

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