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China: Identities of eight Chinese victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash 'preliminarily confirmed'02:45

China: Identities of eight Chinese victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash 'preliminarily confirmed'

China, Beijing
March 11, 2019 at 10:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The identities of eight Chinese victims of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash have been 'preliminarily confirmed,' according to Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Lu Kang, who made the announcement at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.

Lu said the most recent information indicated that the death toll included four employees from a Chinese company, two working for the United Nations, and two others who were on private trips.

He added that the Chinese foreign ministry and the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia would be providing all necessary assistance to the families of the victims as investigations into the reasons behind the crash are ongoing.

Eight crew members and 149 passengers were on board the Boeing 737-800MAX when it plunged into a field en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi shortly after take-off on Sunday, killing all on board.

China: Identities of eight Chinese victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash 'preliminarily confirmed'02:45
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The identities of eight Chinese victims of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash have been 'preliminarily confirmed,' according to Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Lu Kang, who made the announcement at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.

Lu said the most recent information indicated that the death toll included four employees from a Chinese company, two working for the United Nations, and two others who were on private trips.

He added that the Chinese foreign ministry and the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia would be providing all necessary assistance to the families of the victims as investigations into the reasons behind the crash are ongoing.

Eight crew members and 149 passengers were on board the Boeing 737-800MAX when it plunged into a field en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi shortly after take-off on Sunday, killing all on board.