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Ethiopian Airlines: 5 Indian Dies In A Tragic Plane Crash, Sushma Swaraj Demands Assistance For Bereaved Families

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| March 11 , 2019 , 11:02 IST

Ethiopian airlines on 10th March carrying more than 150 people crashed on early Sunday. It was reported that five Indian passengers were among the dead.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families of five 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,” Sushma Swaraj 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.

Whereas, "The [Ethiopian Airlines Group] CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors," the airline said in a statement.

"It is too early to speculate the cause of the accident and further investigation will be carried out to find out the cause of the accident..."

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his condolences in a televised address, while Ethiopia's House of People's Representatives declared March 11, 2019 a national day of mourning. Ahmed also visited the accident site Sunday afternoon

kushal kumar

Newspapers reports say that an Ethopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday , 10 March 2019 , killing all 157 persons thought to be on board. This is obviously a major mishap in the air involving persons of different nationalities of the world. Shocking mishap evoking prayers for peace to the departed souls and spiritual strength to their loved ones. In this context , readers may be referred to this Vedic astrology writer’s predictive alert for more care and appropriate strategy against major mishap in the air during first three months of 2019 , more so in February -March in vulnerable countries. These alerts were brought to public domain last year in November -December 2018 through article - “ World Predictions 2019” . Later , it was clarified that a country whose name begins with letter E could likely be vulnerable. And much later in recent past , in some other context , it was mentioned that 11- 12 March or a day prior and after in 2019 look to be worrisome. Briefly speaking , the alert for more care and appropriate strategy was indicative.