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Acclaimed author, father-of-three among Canadian Ethiopian Air victims

A 24-year-old activist, an acclaimed author, a five-year-old girl, and a father-of-three were among the 18 Canadian victims of the horrific Ethiopian Air crash. 

Danielle Moore was one of the 157 people who were killed when the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 headed for Nairobi went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday morning. There were no survivors.

Moore, 24, had excitedly posted on Facebook that she had been selected to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya shortly before the plane went down. 

Canadian Danielle Moore was among the 157 people who were killed when the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 headed for Nairobi went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning

Moore, 24, had excitedly posted on Facebook that she had been selected to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya shortly before the plane went down

Moore, 24, had excitedly posted on Facebook that she had been selected to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya shortly before the plane went down

Moore, who had worked for a variety of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, wrote that she was excited to ‘discuss global environmental issues, share stories, and connect with other youth and leaders from all over the world’. 

‘I feel beyond privileged to be receiving this opportunity,’ she wrote.  

Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was on his way to a meeting of the African Union’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Council in Nairobi. 

The acclaimed author was the director of Carleton’s Institute of African Studies and a former assistant professor of comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University.  

Moore, who had worked for a variety of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, wrote that she was excited to 'discuss global environmental issues, share stories, and connect with other youth and leaders from all over the world'

Moore, who had worked for a variety of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, wrote that she was excited to ‘discuss global environmental issues, share stories, and connect with other youth and leaders from all over the world’ 

‘Pius was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Carleton’s president and vice chancellor.

Adesanmi was the winner of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African non-fiction writing in 2010.

Amina Ibrahim Odowaa and her five-year-old daughter Safiya were also killed in the crash. 

The 33-year-old Edmonton woman and her daughter were traveling to Kenya to visit with relatives. 

Mohamed Hassan Ali said his sister was a ‘very nice person’ who was ‘very outgoing and very friendly’.  

Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was on his way to a meeting of the African Union's Economic, Social and Cultural Council in Nairobi

Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was on his way to a meeting of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council in Nairobi

Derick Lwugi, an accountant with the City of Calgary, was also among the victims. He leaves behind three children aged 17, 19, and 20

Derick Lwugi, an accountant with the City of Calgary, was also among the victims. He leaves behind three children aged 17, 19, and 20

Derick Lwugi, an accountant with the City of Calgary, was also among the victims. 

He leaves behind three children aged 17, 19, and 20, according to his wife Gladys Kivia. 

The couple had been in Calgary for 12 years, and Lwugi had been headed to Kenya to visit both of their parents. 

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he is deeply saddened by the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians.

Trudeau said in a statement he joins the international community in mourning the dozens of lives lost when the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 headed for Nairobi went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning.  There were no survivors.

‘On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones as a result of this tragedy,’ Trudeau said.

‘While the causes of the crash continue to be investigated, the safety and security of all Canadians remains our primary concern.’

Trudeau said the Canadian government is providing consular assistance and working with local authorities to gather further information.

He also said he is reaching out to Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to express his condolences.  

In a statement released Sunday, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is deeply saddened by the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians. 'On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones as a result of this tragedy,' he said (file photo)

In a statement released Sunday, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is deeply saddened by the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians. ‘On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones as a result of this tragedy,’ he said (file photo)

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 headed for Nairobi, Kenya, went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday morning. All 157 people onboard were killed

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 headed for Nairobi, Kenya, went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday morning. All 157 people onboard were killed

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has yet to respond to the crash that took the lives of eight Americans. 

The Twitterer in Chief has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media since early Sunday morning, before the crash was reported. 

The US State Department confirmed that Americans were among the crash victims. 

President Donald Trump (seen Friday) has remained silent about the Sunday morning crash that took the lives of eight Americans

President Donald Trump (seen Friday) has remained silent about the Sunday morning crash that took the lives of eight Americans

The department released a statement saying that US embassies in Addis Ababa and Nairobi are working with Ethiopia’s government and Ethiopian Airlines ‘to offer all possible assistance’.  

The State Department says it will directly contact victims’ family members and that ‘out of respect for the privacy of the families, we won’t have any additional comments about the victims’. 

Among the victims was Cedric Asiavugwa, a Kenyan native who was studying law at Georgetown University in Washington DC. 

The third-year law student served in the campus ministry and was remembered as a ‘stellar’ student.   

‘Beyond his many commitments and contributions, Cedric’s friends and faculty in this community remember him as a kind, compassionate and gentle soul, known for his beautifully warm and infectious smile,’ Dean of Georgetown Law William Treanor, wrote in a statement.  

‘This is a tragic loss for Cedric’s family and loved ones, for Georgetown and for the broader social justice community that benefited every day from his passion, compassion and dedication. 

Asiavugwa was reportedly going home to Nairobi after the death of his fiancée’s mother.  

Among the victims was Cedric Asiavugwa, a Kenyan native who was studying law at Georgetown University in Washington DC

Among the victims was Cedric Asiavugwa, a Kenyan native who was studying law at Georgetown University in Washington DC 

A list issued by Ethiopian Airlines revealed that victims hailed from 35 countries total. 

Kenya had the most victims with 32, followed by Canada with 18, Ethiopia with nine and the US, Italy and China with eight each. 

There were also seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five each from the Netherlands and Germany; four each from India and Slovakia; three each from Russia, Austria and Sweden; and two each from Spain, Israel, Morocco and Poland. 

Countries losing one citizen were Belgium, Djibouti, Indonesia, Ireland, Mozambique, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Serbia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Nepal and Nigeria.  

Family members of the victims involved in the plane crash react to the news outside at Addis Ababa international airport on Sunday

Family members of the victims involved in the plane crash react to the news outside at Addis Ababa international airport on Sunday

Authorities are still working to determine the identities of all the people killed on the flight

Authorities are still working to determine the identities of all the people killed on the flight 

The United Nations migration agency says the UN and its agencies will fly flags at half-staff on Monday after early indications show 19 employees of UN-affiliated organizations died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

A statement says the organizations include World Bank, International Telecommunications Union, the UN Environment Program and others.

The statement also says one of the migration agency’s staffers died. 

Anne-Katrin Feigl was a German national who was en route to a training course in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the plane’s destination.

List of nationalities onboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight 

Kenya: 32 passengers                                   Canada: 18

Ethiopia: 9                                                         China: 8

United States: 8                                               Italy: 8

UK: 7                                                                    France: 7

Egypt: 6                                                              Germany: 5

Netherlands: 5                                                 India: 4

Slovakia: 4                                                         Russia: 3

Austria: 3                                                           Sweden: 3 

Spain: 2                                                              Morocco: 2

Israel: 2                                                               Poland: 2  

Belgium: 1                                                          Djibouti: 1

Norway: 1                                                           Mozambique: 1

 Nepal: 1                                                              Nigeria: 1   

Rwanda: 1                                                           Saudi Arabia: 1 

Sudan: 1                                                              Somalia: 1

Serbia: 1                                                              Togo: 1  

Uganda: 1                                                            U.N. passport: 1 

Yemen: 1  

 

  

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