According to State run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, all 157 people on board Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 have been killed.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew, the flight crashed six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement they “deeply regrets the fatal accident.”
the airline added, “The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors.
“He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.”
Abiy Ahmed the prime minister of Ethiopia said on Twitter: “The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.”