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Statement from Mayor Patrick Brown about Brampton victims in the Ethiopia plane crash

‚ÄčOn behalf of the Members of Brampton City Council I extend my deepest condolences to the Vaidya and Dixit family of Brampton. Six members of this family were among the 18 Canadians killed Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa.

The victims include Pannagesh Vaidya, 73, his wife Hansini Vaidya, 67, their daughter Kosha Vaidya, 37, her husband Prerit Dixit, 45, and their two children, 14-year-old Ashka and 13-year-old Anushka. This is an unbelievably tragic situation for this family. Global Affairs Canada have been in touch with the family members in Brampton and will assist them.

As a sign of respect, all flags at City Hall will be half-mast until further notice.

As more details become known, I will provide a further update on how Brampton residents can assist this family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time of sorrow and reflection.