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Crashed Aircraft Might Have Been Carrying Agagu’s Corpse,Family, Others

Mr. Joe Obi, Aviation Ministry spokesman, has said that there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, to Akure, a southwestern town about 140 miles away, with seven crew and 20 passengers.

“The plane couldn’t lift properly so it just came down,” Obi said. “Some persons are being rushed to hospital. A few dead bodies have been recovered, but there are survivors.”

Yakubu Dati, coordinating general manager of Nigeria’s airports authority, told Reuters on the scene that, at least, five passengers had been killed.

Media reports allege that the crashed Associated Airline plane was carrying the remains of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu, members of his family and close friends and associates.

“There’s a lot of smoke coming from the runway. There are fire-fighters rushing to the scene,” Rasaki Rhakod, who runs a car service around the airport, noted.

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