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At least a dozen UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: UN source

AFP  |  United Nations 

At least a dozen people affiliated with the were among those killed in the crash Sunday of an jet near Addis Ababa, a UN source said.

"It is expected that a least a dozen of the victims were affiliated with the UN," the source said, adding that freelance interpreters travelling to a UN conference on the environment might also be among the dead.

Authorities said 157 people were killed when 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from on a flight to Nairobi, where the UN conference was being held.

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 23:50 IST