All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed this morning were killed in the tragedy, it has been confirmed.
Seven British passengers are said to have been among the victims, although this has not been verified by the Foreign Office.
An Irish passenger was also aboard the aircraft, officials said.
Ethiopian Airlines said it had contacted victims’ families, but that it was still working to confirm the identities of those onboard.
“Once the identities of the deceased are identified, their bodies will be delivered to their families and loved ones,” it said.
Flight ET302, which was en-route to Nairobi, came down six minutes after it took off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.
It had departed at 8.38am local time. A total of 149 passengers and eight crew members are reported to have been onboard.