Law student, scholar and politician's family among victims in Ethiopian Airlines crash

CNN/ Newswire | 3/13/2019, 12:11 p.m.
Grief and sorrow know no borders, but Sunday's Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy.
Ethiopian Airlines issued this image on their official facebook page. Pictured, the CEO visiting the crash site Accident Bulletin no. 2 Issued on march 10, 2019 at 01:46 PM Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO deeply regrets the fatal accident involved on ET 302 /March 10 on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors

Jin Yetao, 32, had been stationed in South Sudan for four years and promoted the "Belt and Road Initiative" in Africa, his employer -- state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China -- said.

The initiative "aims to help countries along the route achieve industrialized vision and to provide vocational skill training," AVIC said.

Jin had been on a business trip to carry out education projects in Kenya, Uganda and Gabon in his role as a deputy manager in an AVIC-affiliated company, it said.

The local Zheijang provincial newspaper Qianjiang Evening reported that a local college senior was also among the victims. It said she was a journalism major who would have turned 22 next month. She had been traveling to Kenya to watch giraffes.

The woman's college said that she had been expected to graduate in June. Pear Video reports that she was meeting up with her boyfriend in Kenya and was traveling from there.

Zhen-Zhen Huang, a World Food Program worker, also died.

Italy -- 8

Sebastiano Tusa was a councilor of cultural heritage from Sicily.

Carlo Spini, his wife Gabriella Viciani, and Matteo Ravasio were all members of non-profit group Africa Tremila, based in Bergamo.

Maria Pilar Buzzetti, of the World Food Program, was also on board.

USA -- 8

Brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel were from Redding, California. Melvin's wife Brittney, who is expecting their first child, was traveling with the pair but had already returned to California.

"We understand it was the brothers' last adventure together before Melvin became a father," said friend and Redding Chamber of Commerce president Jake Mangas.

France -- 7

UK -- 7

Joanna Toole worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She was a "committed fisheries officer who was passionate about helping to make the world a better place," the group said in a statement.

French-British Sarah Auffret, of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, was on her way to Nairobi to talk about an environmental project.

Egypt -- 6

Doaa Atef Abdel-Salam Abdel-Salam, Suzan Mohamed Abu-Farag, Nasser Fatehy Al-Azab Douban, Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Halim Al-Turkim, Abdel-Hamid Farrag Mohamed Magly and Essmat Abdel-Sattar Taha Aransa all worked for the country's Foreign Ministry.

Germany -- 5

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff member Anne-Katrin Feigl was due to take part in a training course in Nairobi.

"The staff are in a state of shock," said Catherine Northing, Chief of Mission of IOM Sudan, where Feigl worked said. "Her tragic passing has left a big hole and we will all miss her greatly."

Max Thabiso Edkins, a German-South African, worked as a communications officer for World Bank climate change advocacy platform Connect4Climate.

"Max was deeply committed to the fight against climate change and brought tremendous creativity, energy and passion to his work," said Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group.

India -- 4

Slovakia -- 4

Slovakian lawmaker Anton Hrnko said on Facebook that his wife, Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala were among the victims.

Austria -- 3

Russia -- 3

The Russian Embassy in Ethiopia tweeted the names of three Russian citizens who were on the plane: Ekaterina Polyakova, Aleksandr Polyakov and Sergey Vyalikov.

Sweden -- 3

Israel -- 2

Morocco -- 2

Poland -- 2

Spain -- 2

Tunisia -- 1

Karim Saafi was a former member of the Pan African Youth Union Executive Committee.

Hong Kong -- 1

Victor Tsang worked for the United Nations in Kenya, promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. He was also a guest lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Belgium -- 1

Djibouti -- 1

Indonesia -- 1

Ireland -- 1

Mozambique -- 1

Norway -- 1

Rwanda -- 1

Jackson Musoni was a UN High Commissioner for Refugees staff member.

Saudi Arabia-- 1

Sudan -- 1

Nadia Adam Abaker Ali worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Somalia -- 1

Serbia -- 1

Togo -- 1

Uganda -- 1

Yemen -- 1

Nepal -- 1

Ekta Adhikar worked at the World Food Program.

Nigeria -- 1

Abiodun Bashua was a retired Nigerian foreign service officer.

One passenger was traveling on a UN passport.