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The United Nations services in Mozambique today announced the death of a Mozambican official in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people on Sunday.
According to the same source, Marcelino Tayob was a senior adviser to the International Telecommunication Union in the regional offices of Addis Ababa.
I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the #ET302 plane crash. Two @ITU staff members from @ITUROAfrica were on the flight. Our colleagues in Addis are providing support to their families during this difficult time
— ITU Secretary-General (@ITUSecGen) March 10, 2019
“The tragedy profoundly affects the entire UN family,” United Nations Interim Resident Coordinator in Mozambique, Marcoluigi Corsi, said in a statement.
A total of 21 people working for agencies or organisations linked to the United Nations are among the dead.
“Today is a sad day for our organisation and for many around the world,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during a speech in the Assembly Chamber on Monday before the opening of the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Marcelino served with distinction as @ITU Southern Africa area representative based in #Zimbabwe some years ago. May his soul, with the grace of God, rest in peace.#ET302@ITU_BDTDirector @TelOneZW @NetOneCellular @econetzimbabwe @RewardKangai@Techzim @ISOCZIM @Potraz_zw https://t.co/NkibgZj3QA
— Eric M. Mazango ???? (@ericmazango) March 12, 2019