Edmonton Community Mourns Somali Canadian Mother and Daughter Lost in Ethiopian Airlines CrashWritten by Making Headlines
Amina Ibrahim Odowa, 33, and her daughter, Sofia Abdulkadir, 5, were passengers on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Amina and Sofia were on their way to visit family in Kenya.
Amina leaves behind two other daughters, ages 3 and 7, who are with her mother in Edmonton, Alberta.
Amina lived with her mother and worked for a small company in Edmonton.
According to CBC's Andrea Huncar, Minister Ahmed Hussen, a friend of Amina's brother, Mohamed Ali, called him to share his condolences. "Hussen shared the story that evening at a Liberal Party event in Edmonton, where some in the crowd also knew the mother and daughter who died on Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302," CBC reported, ""I just encourage you to make prayer for them and to ask for God to provide them with strength in this difficult time," Hussen stated at the event.
Sofia's elementary school, Lorelei School, prepared a team of social workers and psychologists to support her classmates who mourned her loss.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our students from Lorelei School," officials from the school wrote in a statement. "Our condolences go out to the family and all those affected by this tragedy."
To view an interview with her brother with City News Edmonton, click here.
To learn more about all of the 18 Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, click here.
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