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Recovery teams collected bodies in bags at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines #ET302 near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, all died in the crash.

Below is the list of the passengers’ nationalities

It said 149 passengers and eight crew members were believed to be on flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya.

The airline added that there were 33 different nationalities on board.

The crash happened at 08.44 local time, six minutes after the flight took-off from the Ethiopian capital.

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It is not yet clear what caused the accident.

First word of the crash came when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his “deepest condolences” on Twitter.

In an earlier statement, the airline said that search and rescue operations were under way near the crash site around the town of Bishoftu, which is 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital.

Credit: BBC