The King sent his condolences to the families of Moroccans who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI expressed deep condolences and sympathy with the families of two Moroccan victims, El Hassan Sayouty and Ahmed Chihab, who lost their lives in the ET302 plane crash in Addis Ababa.
El Hassan Sayouty, a researcher at Hassan II University in Casablanca, and Ahmed Chihab, the regional director of the environment from the Draa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco were headed to Nairobi, Kenya, to participate in the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly as Moroccan delegates.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed six minutes after it took off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard.
At the start of the UN meeting in Nairobi, the assembly observed a moment of silence for the 22 UN staff who died in the crash.
The causes of the crash have not yet been determined, but several countries, including Morocco, have grounded all Boeing 737 Max-8 jets as the same model crashed during a flight operated by Lion Air in October, killing 189 people onboard.
Morocco’s national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) temporarily suspended use of its two Max-8s as of Monday.