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Relatives to identify bodies from Nigerian plane crash

06-06-2012 10:20 BJT Special Report:Nigeria Plane Crash |

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Families and diplomats have crowded into a hospital morgue in Nigeria's largest city of Lagos, trying to identify bodies from Sunday’s plane crash.

The accident killed all 153 people on board, and an unknown number of others on the ground. The morgue in a local university has received about 40 bodies.

The MD-83 plane, operated by Dana Air, went down about nine kilometers short of its intended destination. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says it will indefinitely suspend Dana Air's operations, and will start an investigation into its safety record.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged action to improve air safety Monday
as he visited the crash site of an airliner that ploughed into a Lagos suburb,
killing all 153 people on board.

Safety officials hold a stretcher used to evacuate victims of a plane crash at
Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood in Lagos June 4, 2012.

Rescue officials carry a victim of a plane crash at Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood in
Lagos June 4, 2012.

 

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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