An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesperson for the airline told Reuters.

“It is confirmed that the incident happened around 8.44 am, said the spokesperson who did not give his name.

Meanwhile the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s official Twitter account on Sunday expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline’s flight to Nairobi, without giving details.

“The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi and Kenya, the PM’s office said on Twitter.

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