11/03/2019 12:21 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj Seeks Help To Reach Family Of UN Consultant Killed In Ethiopia Crash

Shikha Garg was a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry.

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Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter on Monday to seek help in reaching the family of UN consultant Shikha Garg, who died in the crash on Sunday.

Garg was on her way to attend a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting.

On Monday, Swaraj tweeted:  

Apart from Garg, the other deceased Indian nationals were Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh and Nukavarapu Manisha.

Swaraj has assured all help to the families of the Indians killed and directed Indian missions in Ethiopia and Kenya to ensure assistance is provided to them.

The Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board.

(With PTI inputs)

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