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  1. ITV Report

Who are the Britons known to have died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash?

Six Britons have been confirmed dead following Sunday's crash.

The number of Britons killed after a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed in Ethiopia has risen to nine, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed.

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi came down shortly after take-off on Sunday,killing all 157 people on board.

A passenger list released by Ethiopia's flag carrier originally led officials to believe seven Britons were on the flight. That number has now increased after the dual nationality of two passengers was taken into account.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed it is working with Ethiopian authorities to confirm the identities of those who lost their lives. So far, six people have been named.

Authorities are trying to work out what caused the plane to crash. Credit: AP
  • Who are the British victims that have been identified?

A 25-year-old aid worker is the latest person to be named as having died in the crash.

Sam Pegram from Preston in Lancashire was working for the Norwegian Refugee Council at the time of his death.

Sam Pegram, from Preston in Lancashire, lost his life in the plane crash. Credit: Sam Pegram/Facebook

His mother said: "Sam was so looking forward to going to Nairobi. He loved the work he was doing.

"We can't believe this has happened. We're totally devastated."

Sahra Hassan Said and Nasrudin Abdulkadir, a mother and son with dual Somali-British citizenship have also been confirmed among the dead.

Sahra Hassan Said and Nasrudin Abdulkadir, both dual Somali-British nationals, have been confirmed as having lost their lives. Credit: Facebook

"Soft and loving" Joanna Toole, a United Nations worker from Devon, has also been named among the victims.

Her father says she was "genuinely one of those people who you never hear a bad word about".

He added it is "tragic" she will not be able to continue her work for the UN.

Josepth Waithaka, who lived in Hull for a decade before moving back to his native Kenya, has been confirmed dead by his son.

Joanna Toole, Joseph Waithaka and Sarah Aufrett are among the Britons dead.

Polar tourism expert Sarah Auffret is also among the Britons who perished.

Her employer, The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, said in a statement: "We have lost a true friend and beloved colleague. Our hearts and thoughts go to Sarah’s family, friends and colleagues at this time of terrible loss."

It leaves three Britons still to be identified by authorities following the crash.

  • What about the other nationalities on board?

A passenger list released by Ethiopian Airlines shows there were people with 36 nationalities on the flight.

They include 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians and one UN passport holder.

People from China, Ethiopia, the USA, several European countries, Yemen and Nepal are believed to have died.

Several of those killed were travelling to a UN conference being held in Nairobi. Yesterday a minute's silence was held in memory of those who lost their lives.

A huge clean up and investigation is underway. Credit: AP
  • What has the international reaction to the crash been?

On Tuesday afternoon the UK's Civil Aviation Authority said Boeing 737 Max 8s will not be allowed to fly in British airspace. It led to flights bound for UK airports being returned to their place of departure and a number of cancellations.

The UK joins Australia, Singapore and China in a blanket ban on the aircraft.

Internationally, a number of airlines have grounded their 787 Max 8s including Royal Air Maroc, Cayman Airways and Mongolian Airlines.

Eithopian Airlines previously grounded its fleet, shuffling flights to use other craft.