Activist, Author, 5-Year-Old Girl, and Father of Three Among 157 Victims of Ethiopia Plane Crash

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
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

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.

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.

The last photo Adesanmi posted on Facebook showed him with his Canadian passport.

His caption included an eerily foreshadowing Psalm: ‘If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me’.

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.

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

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 (pictured) were traveling to Kenya to visit with relatives

The 33-year-old Edmonton woman and her daughter (pictured) 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’.

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.

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

The last photo Adesanmi posted on Facebook showed him with his Canadian passport. The caption including an eerily foreshadowing Psalm: 'If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me'

The last photo Adesanmi posted on Facebook showed him with his Canadian passport. The caption including an eerily foreshadowing Psalm: ‘If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me’

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

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.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail