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Grave robbers steal from Nigeria plane crash site

06-06-2012 13:49 BJT

Nigeria's civil aviation authority has decided to ground all Dana Air flights. The move comes in the wake of Sunday's plane crash, which killed all 153 people on board and many more on the ground. While tragic-- that's not the end of the problems for local officials. They're now dealing with people trying to steal valuables from the crash site.

It beats the imagination. While rescue teams struggled to create an access way through the huge crowds that gathered at the crash sites so as to ease rescue efforts,a group of people took advantage of the humanitarian tragedy and general chaos to make themselves richer by robbing the graves of the dead and the dwellings of the living.

The authorities have come down hard, warning that retribution will be swift if anyone is caught taking advantage of the tragedy.

Even the residents of homes a few blocks from the crash site have beenwarned to stay indoors.Far from being an irritation,the residents are actuallypleased with the crowd control measures.

President Goodluck Jonathan visited the crash site and promised that an exhaustive enquiry would be undertaken to ensure that Nigeria's skies are made safe again.

 

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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