News

Ethiopian Airlines Crash: The Egyptian Victims

Ethiopian Airlines Crash: The Egyptian Victims

Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

A day following the Ethiopian Airlines jet crash, it was made clear that no passengers survived the ordeal. However, the victims are gradually being identified.

News broke out that, after take-off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya, at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital, the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed.

On Monday, investigators found the flight data recorders, including the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

The airline had stated that all 157 people from more than 30 countries on board have been killed, which included six Egyptians.

Egyptian Streets takes a look at some of the victims that were identified since.

ABDEL HAMEED EL FARAG and DOAA ATEF

 

Both El Farag and Atef were researchers at the Desert Research Center for Environmental Studies; they were on their way to a training workshop in Kenya.

Both victims were assistant researchers. El Farag, 27, was stationed in the Cairo center while Atef, who obtained her Master’s degree in 2018, was in the Behooth center and was also a teaching assistant at a university.

ASHRAF TORKY

Dr. Torky was Head of Classification at the Plant Protection Institute of the Agricultural Research Center. He was pertaining in the same workshop as El Farag and Atef.

SUSANNE ABUL FARAG and ESMAT ARENSA

Both ladies were professional interpreters. According to Almarsad, Abul Farag and Aransa worked as translators with the African Union in Adis Ababa and were en route to Nairobi for work related reasons.

The last Egyptian victim has yet to be identified. 

This piece will be updated once new information will be made available. 

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Pulls Out Amid Protests
Ex-head of the Egyptian Armed Forces' Engineering Authority Approved as New Minister of Transportation

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

The Sudanese Film Festival Fundraising For the Sudanese People And Their Freedom

Egyptian StreetsAugust 17, 2019

AIDS Patient Dragged Across Hospital Floor and Kicked Out, Perpetrators Investigated

Egyptian StreetsAugust 15, 2019

Ministry of Antiquities: Large Cairo Museum Artifacts Transferred to GEM

Egyptian StreetsAugust 11, 2019

More Than 2 Million Muslims in Mecca For Hajj Pilgrimage

Egyptian StreetsAugust 10, 2019

17 Terrorists Killed by Egypt Police in Cancer Institute Bombing Raids

Egyptian StreetsAugust 9, 2019

BDS Egypt Calls for Boycott of Jennifer Lopez’s Concert Over Israel Gig

Egyptian StreetsAugust 8, 2019

Egypt to Host Africa’s First Vertical Forest in its New Administrative Capital

Egyptian StreetsAugust 8, 2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Donates 50M to National Cancer Institute After Explosion

Egyptian StreetsAugust 6, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.