Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sights and sounds of the Lagos plane crash

Two days after Nigeria's worst air disaster in decades, emergency workers are still searching for corpses in the Iju area of Lagos where an aging Dana Air passenger plane crashed, killing all 153 on board. Death toll on ground is at least 40, bringing the overall figure to about 193, according to reports.
The Dana Air jetliner crashed into businesses and crowded apartment buildings near Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport.  By midday Tuesday, searchers had recovered 150 bodies, according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency. 
"We are without eyes," said Jennifer Enanana, as she sobbed in the parking lot over the death of her younger brother in the crash. She had lost another brother within the year.
"We don't have anybody that will protect us that can stand like a man and defend us. Dana stole him."  
 “The latest Dana aircraft crash is even more tragic than the previous ones with a total casualty figure of about 190 people including 153 passengers, six crew members and about 37 people on the ground," said Hope Uzodinma, Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation.

Photos Courtesy: AP
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