Uganda has sent out her condolences to the German government and families of victims of the Germanwings Flight U49525 which crashed in the French Alps yesterday, killing all on board.
About 150 passengers and crew were on the airbus plane en route from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.
About sixteen of these were students of a German school returning from a trip.
In a message to the German government issued this morning, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo expressed sympathies;
“Government of Uganda is deeply sorry about the demise and the passengers and the crew and we therefore extend our deepest condolences to their families, ” he said in a letter addressed to the German embassy to Uganda.
“It’s more painful to note that among the passengers were 16 German pupils returning from an exchange trip”
The Germanwings flight came down in a remote mountain valley, close to the village of Seyne-les-Alpes.
According to witnesses at the scene, the plane was completely destroyed upon impact, scattering small pieces of debris across a swath of the French Alps
Officials say that the plane’s cockpit voice recorder has arrived in Paris for investigators to examine.
Reports that a number of Germanwings flights were canceled this morning as some flight attendants claiming they were “unfit.”