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[Breaking News]: One Nigerian Onboard Ethiopian Airlines That Crashed Shortly After Take Off

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Scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 10, 2019

An Ethiopian Airlines plane from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday morning. All 157 people on board the flight have died, the airline says.

According to CNN The dead were of 32 different nationalities, including eight Americans and one Nigerian.

There is no suggestion yet as to what may have caused the disaster but pilot reported difficulties and asked to turn back, airline CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam  says. He was given clearance to turn back.

A routine maintenance check didn’t reveal any problems, he said. GebreMariam said they have not yet determined the cause of the crash.

“As I said, it is a brand new airplane with no technical remarks, flown by a senior pilot and there is no cause that we can attribute at this time.”

The victims are of 32 different nationalities, an airline spokeswoman says, including:

32 Kenya
18 Canada
1 Austria
1 Belgium
5 The Netherlands
1 Djibouti
6 Egypt
2 Spain
9 Ethiopia
7 France
7 UK
1 Indonesia
2 Israel
4 India
1 Ireland
8 Italy
2 Morocco
1 Mozambique
1 Norway
2 Poland
3 Russia
1 Rwanda
1 Saudi
1 Sudan
1 Somalia
1 Serbia
4 Slovakia
3 Sweden
1 Togo
1 Uganda
8 US
1 Yemen
1 Nepal
1 Nigeria
2 passengers nationality unknown

This is the second Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in less that six months. Lion Air flight went down over the Java Sea in late October, killing all 189 people on board

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Mosque Attack: 49 Dead, More Than 40 Injured As Man Opens Fire On Two Mosques in New Zealand

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A total of 49 people have been killed in a mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Over 40 injured with 20 in critical condition.

The attacker targeted the Al Noor Mosque in the center of the city and Linwood Mosque, about three miles away

The shooter under the name Brenton Tarrant live streamed video of the attack and posted a manifesto online. He is 28 years old. Just before the attack, an account believed to belong to the gunman posted a link to an 87-page white nationalist manifesto online. The unsigned manifesto is filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments, as well as explanations for an attack.

The shooter

The shooter appearing in court

In the manifesto, he identifies himself as a white man, born in Australia, and lists the white nationalists who have inspired him.

 

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A view of AL Noor Mosque

 

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New Minimum Wage In Nigeria Is Now 30k

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At least 9 Dead Many Injured As Building Collapsed in Lagos… See Photo and Video

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A three-storey building housing a nursery/primary school collapsed in Ita-Faji area of Lagos on Wednesday with scores of pupils and other reportedly trapped.

Eyewitness said Over 50 children have been rescued and 9 bodies where also taken out of  the building. Though rescue agency said they can’t put a figure to the number of casualties.

The building is about 30 years and according to neighbours, the building had been marked twice for demolition by the authorities.

Erinoluwa Akinmoladun, son of the owner of the collapsed building, who is also seen assisting in the rescue operations said he noticed the weakness in the structure of the building this morning and alerted his father without knowing that the building was going to collapse.

“I left my father and sisters at home,” he said

He said his father had been rescued, but he was not sure if all his siblings had been rescued from the debris.

Erinoluwa Akinmoladu

The cause of the collapse is still unknown. Efforts are still ongoing.

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Additional source: Punch Newspaper

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