Pius Adesanmi
Pius Adesanmi

CONFIRMED: Pius Adesanmi killed in Ethiopian Airplane Crash

NEWS DIGEST – Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, was on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday, SaharaReporters confirm.

News Digest recalls that 157 people perished on board the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 which crashed minutes after take off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

Altogether, 35 nationalities were involved in the crash which involved a Boeing 737-800 Max aircraft.

The accident occurred around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) after the aircraft with registration numberET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44am.

However, many Nigerians took Twitter to express sadness over the death of Professor Pius Adesanmi.

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