Culled from the Vanguard's Newspaper Website.
It is quite saddening that more unfortunate events just happened in our beloved country Nigeria as Dana Airlines commercial aircraft crash at Iju, Lagos, which
claimed about 153 lives, and another cargo airline that crashed in Ghana claimed another 10 lives.
The plane that crashed at Iju, Lagos destroyed two three-storey buildings before burying
itself inside a warehouse. Also destroyed was an uncompleted building
and a church building. Charred remains of the dead littered the scene as
rescue workers battled through the thick smoke of the burning aircraft
and crowd to search for survivors.
Lack of gas masks, rubber gloves and the surging crowd impeded the
efforts of rescue workers made up of soldiers, police, Lagos State
Emergency Aganecy (LASEMA), the Nigerian Red Cross and men of the Fire
Service. So far only a man, a nursing mother, her baby and the
grandmother were rescued from one of the collapsed buildings. Efforts to
speak with the survivors were thwarted by doctors administering first
aid on them and the area has been cordoned off by security agents.
I have lost everything I have to Dana plane crash, says BAT worker
A contract staff with the British American Tobacco Company, Mr Isaac
Daniel, who resides in the two-storey building where the Dana plane
crashed said he lost everything he had to the incident.
Daniel told the News Agency of Nigeria that he resided at the ground floor of the building with five members of his family.
He said that all his family members survived the crash but lost their
certificates to the inferno, adding that he was not at home when the
Eye-witnesses said that three lifeless bodies had been removed from the wrecked building.
Shocked by the disaster, President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a
three-day national mourning for all those, who lost their lives in the
Dana plane crash.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President
on Communications, Reuben Abati said president Jonathan has also
“ordered the fullest possible investigation into the crash.”
As part of the national mourning, the president has cancelled all his public engagements scheduled for today.
He has also directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for the three days of national mourning.
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