Spanish NGO Worker Killed In Ethiopia 737-Max Crash
A Spanish aid worker who was travelling to Nairobi to teach children English was one of the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.
Spanish national Pilar Martinez Docampo, 32, who had reportedly been living in London for seven years, has been named as one of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa with Nairobi, capital of Kenya, as its destination.
Docampo, from the seaside resort of Cangas do Morrazo in the Spanish province of Pontevedra, had been travelling and working for an unnamed NGO for the first time in Ethiopia.
Local media report Docampo had held several jobs in London after moving there seven years ago to look for work.
Her family told reporters that she had been travelling to Nairobi from Ethiopia to teach English to children as part of her work for the NGO.
She was excited about the trip and was reportedly planning to fly to Mozambique after her stay in Nairobi to teach English as well. The local government in her hometown have announced there will be three days of mourning for her.
The other Spanish victim has been identified. He was named as chemical engineer Jordi Dalmau Sayol, 46, from the city of Granollers near Barcelona in the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Sayol reportedly worked for Almar Water Solutions in the Spanish capital Madrid and had been travelling for professional reasons.
At the time of writing, the catastrophe is reported as having claimed 157 lives, including: 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 British citizens, 9 Ethiopians, 9 French, 8 Americans, 8 Chinese, and 8 Italians.
Investigations are ongoing after the plane crashed just a few minutes after take off after having reported a problem