Nigeria local flight crashes killing all 153 passengers RIP

Another aviation crash in Nigeria local flight, all 153 passengers aboard the Dana Air  flying from Abuja to Lagos flight died. Our prayers remain with their families. May their souls rest in peace.
All passengers on board Dana Air flight killed after crash in densely populated neighbourhood of Lagos
A passenger jet crashed into a crowded suburb of the Nigerian city of Lagos on Sunday killing all 147 passengers and crew.
The plane took off from Abuja and was due to land at Lagos airport when it crashed into a furniture workshop, then into residential buildings in the Agege area of the city and burst into flames. Government officials said that it was likely there were further casualties among the residents of the buildings damaged by the aircraft.
"We heard a huge explosion, and at first we thought it was a gas canister," said Timothy Akinyela, 50, a local newspaper reporter who was watching a football match with friends in a bar near the crash site in a residential street where tin-roofed houses line mud roads.
Showing a video he had taken on his phone, he added: "Then there were some more explosions and everyone ran out. It was terrifying. There was confusion and shouting."
Crowds of residents surrounded the crash site, delaying emergency services from searching for survivors.
Yushau Shuaib, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, said more casualties on the ground were likely but the number was unknown. He said officials were still trying to get an official manifest on the flight.
Sometimes for flights in Nigeria paper tickets are issued without a computer record. Government officials gave various figures for the number of people on the airplane. One said 147, another 153.
The aircraft was operated by Dana Air which normally flies Boeing MD83 aircraft.
The nose of the plane was embedded in the three-storey apartment building, damaging only part of the structure. Fires smouldered as several thousand people looked on. A group of men stood atop the landing gear that was smoking and took pictures with their mobile phones.

The presidency said in a statement the crash "has sadly plunged the nation into further sorrow on a day when Nigerians were already in grief over the loss of many other innocent lives in the church bombing in Bauchi s


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