Six Egyptians were reportedly killed on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed near Addis Abba on Sunday, according to Ethiopian Airlines, which has released more information about the passengers.
Egypt's foreign ministry said in an official statement that it is in contact with its embassy in Addis Ababa to follow up on the matter with Ethiopian authorities, extending its condolences to the families of the victims.
Ethiopian Airlines has told Ahram Online that Addis Ababa is working to help the families of the victims, who will be arriving soon to the Ethiopian capital to identify their relatives.
The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on Sunday after taking off from Bole International Airport on its way to Nairobi.
The crash killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members, according to Ethiopian authorities.
Ethiopian Airlines has released a list of the nationalities of passengers on board the flight: 32 Kenyans , 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Chinese, eight Italians, eight Americans, seven Britons, six Egyptians, five Dutch, four Indians, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Israelis, one Belgian, one Ugandan, one Yemeni, one Sudanese, one Togolese, one Mozambican and one Norwegian.
Four of the passengers were United Nations officials.
No further information has been released about the six Egyptians killed in the crash.
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