External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday assured help to the deceased families and directed Indian missions in Ethiopia and Kenya to ensure assistance is provided to them.
At least four Indians lost their lives in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash after taking them off from Addis Ababa on March 10.
A total of 157 people, including four Indians, were killed during the crash.
The Indians who lost their lives due to accident are Sikha Garg, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, PannageshBhaskar Vaidya, HansiniPannagesh Vaidya and Nukavarapu Manisha.
Swaraj said, “I have spoken to the son of Mr Vaidya in Toronto. I am shocked you have lost six members of your family in air crash. My heartfelt condolences. I have asked Indian Embassy in Kenya and the Indian Embassy in Ethiopia to reach you immediately.”
“They will provide help and assistance in respect of all your family members,” she said after meeting the Vaidya family.
Also replying to a tweet from relative of N Manisha, the Minister said she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Nairobi, Rahul Chhabra, to provide them all help and assistance.
Swaraj said that she has tried lot to reach the family of Sikha Garg.