At least 153 people ware killed when a traveler plane “McDonnell Douglas MD-83″ crashed into a tightly occupied part of Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Sunday. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83, belonging to Dana air carrying some 150 passengers has crashed into a two-story building in a Lagos suburb, killing all the passengers on board. The Aircraft caught fire directly sending billows of thick black smoke into the air at the Iju neighbourhood where it went down.
Civil aviation authority administrators thought there were less probabilities of finding any stayers. Al Jazeera reported that at least three buildings were severely spoiled, one of them a church. President Goodluck Jonathan canceled all schedules for Monday and confirmed three days of official mourning for the victims.
A witness said he does not trust any of the travelers stay alive the crash that happened near a bus stop in the Ifako Local Government Area of Lagos state.
As well the travelers and team on the plane, citizens of the house may add to the amount of persons killed or injured in the crash.
Emergency services, as well as fire fighters, were seen rushing to the area following the incident. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said ” The flight took off from Lagos on its way to the capital city of Abuja”. Harold Demureen, head of the oil rich African country’s civil aviation authority confirmed the incident but did not give the casualty figures as yet.