By Andy Chukwu
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on a routine flight on Sunday morning from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed, with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
Details on any possible survivors in the crash was still sketchy.
A message of condolence by the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed suggested that there were some deaths.
“The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning”, the message on government’s Twitter handle read.
An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said the crash occurred at 8:44 a.m. local time.
More details soon