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Ethiopian Airline crash: 6 members of Surat-origin family were going to Nairobi on personal tour

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The six members of a Canada-based family of origin, who were killed in crash on Sunday, were travelling to on a personal tour, according to their family members.

Prerit Dixit (40), along with his wife (37) and daughters Ashka (16) and Anushka (13), were on board the plane.

Dixit, originally from Surat, settled in along with his wife around 17 years ago post their marriage.

Pannagesh Vaidya (71) and Hansini Vaidya (64), who were Kosha's parents, also joined them later on in and lived there. All the six of them were travelling to and were visiting Kosha's birthplace.

"All of them were staying in They were going to on a personal tour. The has assured full support to us. They have said that the Indian Embassy in will also support. They have assured that their bodies will be brought back as soon as possible," Kosha's maternal uncle told ANI here.

In total, 157 people, including at least 22 affiliated to the UN, were killed in the crash.

All 157 people on board, belonging to 35 different nationalities, lost their lives after a 737 MAX 8 jet of the crashed a few minutes after taking off from the on Sunday.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 11:33 IST