US-based Andhra physician among Ethiopian plane crash victims

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People walk at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10- 2019. REUTERSTiksa Negeri

Amaravati–A US-based young physician from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

Nukavarapu Manisha, hailing from Guntur district, was on her way to Nairobi to see her sister who had delivered three baby boys a few days ago.

She was also looking to visit her parents Venkateshwar Rao and Bharathi, who were with their elder daughter.

A relative of Manisha tweeted to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj that her parents were waiting to receive the body in Nairobi. The Minister replied that she had asked Rahul Chhabra, the Indian High Commissioner in Nairobi, to provide all help and assistance.

Four Indians were among those who died in the Boeing 737 jet crash on Sunday which occurred shortly after it took off from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

After doing medicine from Guntur Medical College, Manisha went to the US for higher studies and was settled in Tennessee.

She is listed as one of the resident physicians of Department of Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. (IANS)

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