East Africa: Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Ethiopian Airlines Crash

The scene of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash today near Addis Ababa.

He conveys his heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of United Nations staff members, as well as sincere condolences to the Government and people of Ethiopia.

The United Nations is in contact with the Ethiopian authorities and working closely with them to establish the details of United Nations personnel who lost their lives in this tragedy. - Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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