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Scores feared dead as plane crashes in Lagos

12:00pm

The management of the Federal Airports Authority  of  Nigeria (FAAN) Thursday confirmed that  22 passengers  were   on board  the  Associated Airlines plane  that crashed  in Lagos.

FAAN’s spokesman, Mr Yakubu Datti  told newsmen that 17  of the passengers were confirmed dead, while five  passengers sustained injuries.

It was also  gathered that  the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun  Agagu’s only son, Seyi, was on board the crashed plane.

But it could not be ascertained if Seyi was among the survivors of the plane crash as  at the time of filing this report .

10:30am

Some persons are feared death and several others injured in an early morning air crash at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday.

report says the crash involved a 20-seater Associated airline jet flying to Akure, Ondo State.

according to an eye witness, the plane believed to be carrying passengers heading for the burial of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu crashed on take off. More soon.

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