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    Posted June 5, 2012 by
    rotgreen
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    LAGOS STATE (IJU-ISHAGA)
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    PLANE CRASH IN NIGERIA (RECENT UPDATE)

     
    Sunday, 3rd June 2012, was tagged as a 'Black Sunday' in Nigeria. This was due to loss of lives in different parts of the country, but the most talked about was the Plane crash which happened in Iju-Ishaga, a district in Lagos which took lots of lives both on the plane and also in the houses that the plane crashed into.

    On the 4th of June, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of Lagos state Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Governor of Ogun state, Gov. Amosun visited the crash site and saw for themselves the damage that was done. Pictures of their visitation couldn't be taken due to restriction by the armed forces.

    The President declared 3 days of mourning in order to give respect to the lives lost on that faithful day. The Governor of Lagos state took 3 children ranging from ages 7yrs-11yrs old, whose parents had been missing since the plane crashed into their house, with him to the government house.

    So far, not all bodies have been recovered but at least 50bodies have been pulled out from the site and work has begun in clearing the site (images attached show work being done). The site was being secured by members of various armed forces from different districts in Lagos and members of the Nigerian Red Cross were also present to render their medical services to people who were in need of it.

    Prayers are sent out to family members of the deceased and also to Nigeria as a whole.

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    Femi Green-Adebo (Nigeria)
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