British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she was “deeply saddened” to learn 157 passengers and crew-members were killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crashed shortly after take-off.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Mrs May said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the devastating loss of life following the plane crash in Ethiopia.
“At this very difficult time my thoughts are with the families and friends of the British citizens on board and all those affected by this tragic incident.”
Seven Britons were on board flight ET302, which crashed at about 8.45am leaving no survivors. Ethiopian Airlines also said an Irish citizen, later identified as aid worker Michael Ryan, died in the crash.