Two Nigerians died in the Ethiopian Plane crash:
Two Nigerian Professors have lost their lives in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed earlier today, 157 passengers on board perished.
The video below shows moment when the passengers were struggling to stay alive:
They are Professor Bashua Abiodun who travelled with his Nigerian passport and Professor Adesanmi Pius who travelled with his Canadian passport.
The professors were to attend a CIDO/ECOSOCC meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Plane, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, departed at about 08:38 am (05:38 GMT) and lost contact with air traffic controllers about six (6) minutes later and crashed near Bishoftu.
Meanwhile, Abiodun Bashua was a respected retired Nigerian diplomat with many years with the UN, while Adesanmi Pius a Nigerian-Canadian professor of English at the University of Carleton Canada.