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Ethiopian Airlines plane on board crashes death 157…

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board has crashed on its way to Nairobi in Kenya, with deaths reported.

The Boeing 737, carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, was on a regular scheduled flight when it came down, just six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The airline said the Flight ET 302 had crashed 38 miles (62km) southeast of the Addis Ababa, near the town of Bishoftu.

It added that “search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties”.

The Ethiopian prime minister’s office in a separate statement offered condolences to families.

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