March 10, 2019 / 11:26 AM / 3 months ago

Eight Chinese passengers were on crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eight Chinese passengers were aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 commercial jet to Nairobi that crashed on Sunday carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, Chinese state TV said.

CCTV said on a social media site that “eight Chinese citizens were aboard” the Flight ET 302 which crashed near the town of Bishoftu shortly after taking off.

Reporting By Norihiko Shirouzu and Yilei Sun in Beijing; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle.

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