A chief executive overseeing the Tamarind group, a company that runs restaurants and restaurants in Kenya, was also killed, according to a Facebook post by the Tamarind Tree Hotel. The hotel announced the death of Chief Executive Jonathan Seex with "immense shock and sadness."
The airline identified the pilot as Yared Getachew and the first officer as Ahmednur Mohammed. It said that Getachew had more than 8,000 flight hours and described his performance as "commendable".
Chinese news websites said the eight killed Chinese people included tourists and business people The Beijing News reported that the Electronics Technology Group Corporation, which sells electronic, communications and security technology for civilian and military purposes, citing an official of the company.
Among the dead from Italy was a council member for cultural heritage from Sicily, Sebastian Tusa; the founder of the non-governmental organization International Committee for the Development of Peoples, Paolo Dieci; and two employees of the World Food Program, Maria Pilar Buzzetti and Virginia Chimenti.
Carlo Spino, president of a non-governmental organization called Africa Tremila; his wife Gabriella Vigiani; and another officer from the group, Matteo Ravasio, were also victims.
Serbian state news agency said Serbian Djordje Vdovic, who worked at the World Food Program, was also killed. Michael Ryan, an Irish citizen who worked for the organization, was also on the flight, according to an Irish news site RTÉ News .