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Remains of one Chinese national identified from Nigerian plane crash

06-06-2012 16:38 BJT Special Report:Nigeria Plane Crash |

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The Chinese Consul General in Lagos says the remains of a Chinese national have been identified from a Nigerian plane crash. A total of 6 Chinese passengers were believed to be onboard the ill-fated flight when it crashed Sunday.

Emergency workers have found the remains of 157 bodies, but have found it difficult to identify all the victims. Federal and state authorities have discussed using DNA testing to identify the bodies.

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

Security officials stand at the site of a plane crash at Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood
in Lagos June 4, 2012.

Rescuers and firefighters work at the scene of the crashed Dana Air plane in the
densely populated Toyin Area of Iju Ishaga in Lagos. Nigerian rescuers have
confirmed the first deaths on the ground caused by a devastating plane crash in
the country's largest city, raising the toll to 157.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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