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Delhi woman among four Indians killed in Ethiopian air crash

The Boeing 737 crashed minutes after take off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2019 23:59 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Rescue workers at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash southeast of Addis Ababa on Sunday in which four Indians were among those killed.(REUTERS)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families of four Indians who were among those killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

“I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families,” she tweeted.

One of the Indians killed in the crash was Shikha Garg, a consultant with ministry of environment and forests.

“My colleague Dr.Harshvardhan has confirmed that Ms.Shikha Garg is a Consultant with Ministry of Environment and Forests. She was travelling to attend UNEP meeting in Nairobi. I am trying to reach the families of other Indian nationals. PL RT and help,” Swaraj said in another tweet.

Shikha Garg was on her way to attend a UNEP meeting in Nairobi.

Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh and Nukavarapu Manisha were the other three deceased Indians, she said in another tweet.

The Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning take off from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers.

Swaraj said she is trying to reach the families of other Indian nationals. She urged people to help her reach the families of those killed.

First Published: Mar 10, 2019 23:17 IST