Nigerian passenger jet was crashed and 193 people were killed
The Nigerian passenger jet was crashed in the vicinity of the Lagos airport and crashed into a building, killing 153 passengers on board and at least 40 people on the ground were killed on June 3rd. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Secretary Harold Wyndham Ren said, the present, the fire in the site remains fierce due to the aircraft crash. Nigeria’s National Emergency management Agency and the local armed police and traffic police were at the scene to carry out rescue work. The Nigerian military has also sent a helicopter to participate in the rescue in the site. The aircraft belongs to the Nepalese local Tanah (to DANA) airlines that took off from the Nigerian capital, Abuja to the Neenan city of Lagos on the 3rd afternoon. There was a Nigerian cargo plane taking off from Lagos to Ghana crashed during the route, killing at least 10 people 24 hours before the incident.
According to reports, the bottom of the victims’ aircraft was landing directly on a gateway to the neighborhoods of Lagos Murtala – the block on the north of Mohammed Airport road. Before stopping, the airplane pierced the roof of housing, breaking a mango tree, and then crossed a logging factory, a printing and at least two residential buildings. The black smoke is billowing in the current field now. After the crash, the local residents immediately opened the fire hose, but it hasn’t got water until three hours later. Police and fire departments were trying to extinguish the fire caused by the Boeing MD83 aircraft. The site has brought together thousands of onlookers, and some people even climbed up the broken wing and the smoking landing gear to wait and look. The most densely populated near the airport in Lagos, after the crash occurred, the large number of people gathered crowd near the scene of the accident, seriously hampering the rescue work. In order to disperse the crowd, the soldiers cleaned up the site with a whip, fists and even wood to open the way. However, their behavior has led to the further deterioration. The onlookers were pushing each other to stampede in all directions. The enraged people threw stones to the army, and the two sides were in violent clashes in the narrow streets.
The president of Nigeria Goodluck – Jonathan said in a statement on the 3rd, it would hold the national mourning of three days for the victims killed in the aircraft crash in Neenan city, the Lagos in the afternoon. The weather was cloudy, but no storms on the day of the accident. The cause of the accident has not been identified. An anonymous officer said that before the crash, the pilot had sent the radio to the control tower in Lagos and said the failure of the engine. The family members of passengers on board have rushed to the scene by the evening of June 3rd. A man asked whether there were passengers survived, and his eyes wide opened, handing over his mouth when he heard the news that all was killed. His brother was on the plane. He whispered and sighed: “My God, we lost him.”