Slovakian MP Loses Wife and Children in Ethiopian Air Crash

Written by Gloria Irabor

Following the Ethiopian aircraft that crashed yesterday, a Slovakian MP, Anton Hrnko, has come out on Facebook to announce the death of his wife and two children in the crash.

Anton Hrnko, who is the deputy leader of the Slovak National Party, wrote in Slovak:


“With deep sadness, I announce that my dear wife Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michal died during the air disaster in Addis Ababa today in the morning hours. “Those who knew them, give them a quiet memory.”

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According to Slovakian media reports, his son, Martin Hrnko, worked as a travel agent.

About 3,000 Facebook users have taken to the platform within the hour of his announcement to express their sympathies, with thousands writing “Úprimnú sústrasť”, meaning “My condolences”.

Reports reveal that all 157 people on board Flight ET302 died as the aeroplane came down six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.

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Among the deceased passengers were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans and eight Italians, while four others had United Nations passports and their nationalities are yet to be ascertained.

The remaining victims were reportedly from Britain, France, Egypt, the Netherlands, India, Russia, Morocco, Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen, Spain and Israel.

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Gloria Irabor

I love to be engrossed in a world of creativity and I detest injustice. I can analyse almost anything but most of all I try to get better in everything I do.

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