Nakuru family loses five members in the Ethiopian plane crash


A family in Nakuru County is mourning flowing the death of five members who were in the crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all 157 people on board.

According to reports, the family lost a mother, a daughter and three of their grand children in the accident which happened on Sunday.

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Speaking to journalists, Kelvin Karanja said that his mother was making her way back to Kenya after being in Ethiopia for six months while her sister and her three children were also en route to Kenya from Canada via Ethiopia.

A spokesperson of the airline, Asrat Begashaw, said the gory accident killed 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, eight Americans and seven Britons among other nationalities.

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The plane crashed six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday morning. The plane was a Boeing 737 Max 8, the same model which had a fatal crash in Indonesia in October.