Two students, their parents, and grandparents are dead following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that happened on Sunday, according to the Peel District School Board.
The board says it was told by police that two students, Anushka Dixit, 13, and Ashka Dixit, 14, were among the 157 who died when the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet which went down shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.
The victims include PannageshVaidya, 73; his wife HansiniVaidya, 67; their daughter KoshaVaidya, 37; her husband PreritDixit, 45; and their two children — Anushka and Ashka — according to Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown.
“This is an unbelievably tragic situation for this family,” Brown said in a statement.
“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.”
Ashka was a student at Chinguacousy Secondary School, according to a statement from the school.
“This tragedy has brought great sadness to the students and staff at Chinguacousy Secondary School,” the release reads.
Anushka attended Centennial Sr. Public School, according to a separate release.
Toronto woman, Carleton professor, Edmonton mother among those killed
The plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday morning, bound for Nairobi, Kenya.
The victims were from 35 countries, authorities say, including 18 Canadians
A Toronto woman, a Carleton professor, and an Edmonton mother were among those who died.