Sunday was a sorrowful day for the international community world over as news  of a crashed Ethiopian airline hit the airwaves.

Barely 4 months after the acquiring the new BOEING 737 MAX 8, the plane had crashed just barely few minutes from take off.

The Kenyan- bound airplane which reportedly housed 157 persons, including pilot and technical crew  members burst into flames few minutes after take off before crashing down near the town of Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa.

People from 35 countries were on board the flight, the airline said in a statement posted on Twitter. The airline has said that among the dead were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, and nine Ethiopians, as well as eight passengers each from the United States, China and Italy. 

There were also eight passengers from France, seven from the United Kingdom, six from Egypt, five each from Germany and the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia. 

The United Nations said some 19 people on the flight were affiliated with the UN.

Monday has been set aside as a day of mourning in Ethiopia as the prime minister of Ethiopia commensurated with the families of the deceased.

Other countries have shown their support through the harsh time for Ethiopia.

May the souls of the fallen Rest In Peace.

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