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Toronto woman Danielle Moore killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash, family says

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A Toronto woman was one of 18 Canadians killed on Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff, CBC Toronto has learned. 

Danielle Moore was among the 157 aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8 when it went down just minutes after leaving the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya. Authorities said the dead also included United Nations staff and people of at least 35 nationalities.

Chris Moore, Danielle's father, confirmed her death in a brief phone call from his home in Scarborough, but quickly hung up, saying the family was too distraught to speak further.

Rescue team carry collected bodies in bags at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10 morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images) Rescue team carry collected bodies in bags at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10 morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Moore, an activist who had been living in Winnipeg for several years, was on her way to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

Moore's brother, David Moore, said in a message on social media that she "always strives to make every community she is in, a great place."

Ethiopian authorities said the cause of the crash is still undetermined.

Also Watch: Andrew Scheer expresses sympathies to families impacted by Ethiopian Airlines crash (Video provided by Global News)

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