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Nigeria declares three days of mourning for victims of plane crash
Rescue workers gather at the site of the recent plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Rescue workers gather at the site of the recent plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Mon Jun 4, 2012 8:11AM
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Nigerians have begun three days of mourning for the death of more than 153 people who were killed in the country’s worst air crash in two decades.


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared on Sunday three days of mourning for the victims and ordered a full investigation into the crash.

The Dana Airline flight from Abuja to Lagos with at least 153 people on board crashed into a two-story building in a densely-populated neighborhood in Lagos on Sunday and burst into flames.

Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority said there were no survivors aboard the aircraft after the deadly incident.

Several others were also killed on the ground, but the exact number of the casualties is not yet known.

Nigeria is suffering from a poor aviation system and has experienced a spate of air disasters since 2005.

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