At least 62 bodies recovered from Nigerian plane crash site | Pakistan Today

At least 62 bodies recovered from Nigerian plane crash site

Rescue workers have so far pulled at least 62 bodies from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos, an official said as searches pressed on Monday at the site of the devastation. Two cranes arrived early Monday to clear debris and allow rescue workers better access to the densely populated area near the airport where the Dana Air plane crashed on Sunday, with the 153 people on board presumed dead. “Sixty-two bodies recovered so far,” the rescue official said on condition of anonymity. A few thousand onlookers gathered at the site, where a church, a two-storey residential building and a printing shop were badly damaged. The number of those killed on the ground remained unclear. Smoke was still rising from the scene and water trucks were also brought in to douse the smouldering wreckage. “We were lucky. We just finished our church service when this thing happened,” one resident at the scene on Monday morning said. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning for victims of the crash.



Related posts

Top