Ethiopia: Top Amisom Police Boss Among the Dead in Ethiopia Airlines Crash

Amisom's acting head of police Christine Alalo is among the passengers who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopia Airlines Sunday.

Ms Alalo who is also a commissioner of police in her native country Uganda was travelling to Nairobi where she resides and in fact had instructed her driver to pick her up from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airports.

The death was confirmed was confirmed by Simon Mulongo, Uganda's Deputy Special Chairperson of the Africa Union Mission for Somalia.

Eight crew and 149 passengers from 35 countries perished when Flight ET 302 ploughed into a field near Tulu Fara village outside the town of Bishoftu, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa.

Massive Car Bomb explodes in Mogadishu

Media Groups in Somalia condemn the Ministry of Women over conference exclusion of Somali Women Journalist Association

Breaking: Kenya and Somalia end diplomatic stand-off over oil

A witness said the plane came down in flames. The crash caused a big explosion.

Meanwhile Ethiopia will observe a national day of mourning Monday as investigators search for bodies and clues into the crash.

Ethiopian Airlines said it will work with Boeing, the national civil aviation authority and international experts in trying to unravel what caused the brand new plane to come down just six minutes into its flight.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Dalsan Radio

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.