ETSU resident physician among 157 victims killed in Ethiopian jetliner crash

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An East Tennessee State University medical resident was among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner crashed.   

Officials at ETSU identified the resident as Dr. Manisha Nukavarapu. We’re told she was a second-year internal medicine resident at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. 

Dr. Nukavarapu was reportedly on her way home to visit family.  

The jetliner reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi Kenya.  

According to media reports, eight of the victims were Americans.  

The following is a statement from ETSU: 

“Dr. Manisha Nukavarapu was a resident physician at Quillen’s Department of Internal Medicine. She was a graduate of Guntur Medical College in Guntur, India, and was flying to Kenya to visit relatives. Those who knew her described her as a fine resident, a delightful person and dedicated physician. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and patients at Quillen College of Medicine.”

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