A young Winnipeg activist is among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Danielle Moore, an activist from Winnipeg, was 24 and she was on board the plane that crashed Sunday morning.

An Ethiopian Airlines crash took the lives of 157 people, 18 among them were from Canada, including Danielle Moore. Moore was going to take part in a United Nations environmental conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Moore worked in Canada Learning Code. On Saturday, she shared her joyful news.

"I'm so excited to share that I've been selected to attend and am currently en route to the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya with United Nations Association in Canada."

Winnipeg's Ethiopian community plan to have a prayer service in the coming days.

"It's very sad news, for us it's a big disaster," said Ali Saeed, a founding member of the Ethiopian Society of Winnipeg. "I just want to pass my condolences to those people who lost their loved one. And it's a sad day for us here in Manitoba ... and also it's a sad day for all Ethiopians all over the world. For us, it's a big disaster."

Moore’s family can't believe what happened. The brother of the deceased said that she was a very bright person who wanted to make the world a better place.

Several members of the community left for Ethiopia last week and they are still there.

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