UN staff on board the plane crashed in Ethiopia

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The staff of the UN World Food Program (WFP) were aboard a plane crashed in Ethiopia, said executive director of the organization, David Beasley.

“The WFP family is grieving today. The WFP staff were aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight. We will do our best to help families in difficult times. Let them be in your thoughts and prayers,” Beasley wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday morning, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing-737 plane carrying 157 people, including eight crew members, crashed near the Ethiopian city of Debre-Zeit. Among the dead are citizens of 35 countries.

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