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Emmanuel Udom-Managing Editor, Stephen Dijo Philemon-Deputy Editor, Janet Udom-Senior Correspondent, Precious Udom-Senior Correspondent, Williams Ita-Bureau Chief(Akwa Ibom/Cross River), Fabian Idoko-Senior Correspondent
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    Thursday, 3 October 2013

    9 killed as plane conveying late Agagu crashed in Lagos



                                   
    By Emmanuel Udom

     Deji Falae, son of Chief Olu Falae, former minister of finance in Nigeria may have been killed in the crash that occurred at Lagos airport on Thursday morning.
    Our reporter re-called that at about 9.32 am on Thursday, October 3, this year, Associated Airlines carrying the 20 passengers from Lagos to Akure crashed near conoil farm at the muritala muhammed airport at Ikeja in Lagos, south-west Nigeria.
    Though there are conflicting figures on the number of passengers that died and those critically injured, www.allvoices.com however gathered from credible aviation sources that nine persons were confirmed dead as at the time of filling this report.
    But, those injured were rushed to the Lagos state university teaching hospital for urgent medical attention.  However, sources alleged that the chief executive officer of MIC, a funeral company may not have survived the crash, as he was said to be on board.
    Tunji Oketunbi, spokesman of the accident investigations bureau in a statement said that 20 passengers were on board the 5N-BJY aircraft from Lagos to Akure. He confirmed that the black-box has been found.
    However, www.allvoices.com reporter, who visited the scene of the crash observed the heavy presence of the AIB team, police, SSS, NSCDC officials and airport officials, even as it was being speculated that the son of Agagu survived the crash and is responding to treatment.
    But, the coffin bearing the remains of Agagu was curiously not burnt by the fire ignited after the crash.

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