A Moroccan was one of several people traveling on the flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the UN Environment Assembly.
Rabat – A delegate of the Moroccan Ministry of Youth and Sports, Othman Makhon, has announced that one of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 plane crash on Sunday was El Hassan Sayouty, a researcher at Hassan II University in Casablanca.
Sayouty studied at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lyon (IPNL), part of Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, where he obtained a Ph.D. in nuclear physics, medical physics, and biophysics.
Born in 1956, Sayouty leaves behind two children, Amine and Sofia.
Sayouty was on his way to Nairobi to participate in the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly.
Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani expressed his condolences to the two Moroccans’ families who died in the crash.
عقب الحادث الأليم لتحطم طائرة ركاب إثيوبية صباح اليوم الأحد، أتقدم بأحر التعازي لأهالي جميع الضحايا الذين قضوا في الحادث.
ومن بين الضحايا مواطننان مغربيان كان مقررا مشاركتهما في الوفد المغربي بالاجتماع السنوي للأمم المتحدة حول البيئة بنيروبي، وأسأل الله لهما الرحمة والمغفرة.
— رئيس الحكومة -المغرب (@ChefGov_ma) March 10, 2019
The UN Environment acting executive director stated, “We lost UN staff, youth delegates traveling to the Assembly, seasoned scientists, members of academia and other partners.”
The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa yesterday morning. The airline announced that all 157 people aboard died in the crash. The cause of the crash is still unknown.