Thursday, 3 October 2013

Breaking News: Aircraft Reportedly Carrying The Corpse Of Agagu Crashes In Lagos.

Reports coming in suggest the small passenger plane which crash-landed at Lagos airport a couple of hours ago was carrying the body of one of Nigeria's most prominent governors.

The body of Dr Olusegun Agagu, former Governor of Ondo state, was reportedly being conveyed in the plane by several members of his family when it crashed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
The politician died suddenly at his home in Lagos on 13 September. He was due to be laid to rest on 4 October at St Paul's Anglican Church in the district of Iju-Odo.
According to witnesses, the crash happened on the runway used for domestic flights at the airport, close to a section where plane fuel is stored.

Fire service officials were seen evacuating the occupants of the plane. Unconfirmed reports say that 20 passengers are dead and six have been rescued from the site.

Photos posted online showed rescue workers surrounding the aircraft's fuselage with smoke rising.

Unconfirmed reports say that the first son of a former Nigerian president was also in the aircraft.

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