Carleton University professor and a mother-daughter from Edmonton are among the Canadians killed in Ethiopia plane crash

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A Carleton University professor and a mother-daughter from Edmonton are among the 18 Canadians who were killed in Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia.

On Sunday, Flight ET302 carrying 157 people crashed shortly after its takeoff from the Ethiopian capital which killed everyone aboard, authorities said. The dead included people from at least 35 nationalities.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent condolences via Twitter to the families of those lost in the crash. The government also provided a phone number for Canadians in Ethiopia to call for consular assistance.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Twitter: “Terrible news from #Addis Ababa, #Ethiopia, this morning. My heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost loved ones. The Canadian government is in close contact with Ethiopian authorities to gather additional information as quickly as possible.”

The other 13 Canadians who died in the crash have yet to be identified.