BREAKING: Ethiopia Airline with 149 passengers and 8 crew crashes on way to Kenya

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. The girl was hit by a fire truck while covered with firefighting foam, authorities said Friday, July 12, revealing a startling detail that suggested she could have survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Unfortunate tragedy has hit Africa this morning as an Ethiopia Airline flight crashes on it way to Nairobi.

The flight is believed to carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew.

According to management of the Airline the incident happened at 8:44 local time some minutes after taking off.

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As at now it can not be confirmed whether any of the people on the flight survived.

Ethiopia Airlines has released an official statement on the tragic crash.

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