• Sun / 10 March 2019 / 14:39
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97121910129
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran expresses regret over Ethiopia plane crash

نشست بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi has expressed regret over the crash of an Ethiopian passenger plane, which claimed the lives of all its passengers and crew members.

In a Sunday statement, Qassemi offered condolences to the Ethiopian nation and government, particularly the bereaved families of the victims, over the tragic incident.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight travelling from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 157 people aboard crashed on Sunday.

The Boeing plane is believed to have been carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members.

The flight took off at 8:38 a.m. and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu less than 40 miles to the southeast of Addis Ababa.

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