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Nigeria declares 3 days of mourning

2012-06-03 22:49

Abuja - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared three days of national mourning on Sunday after a plane carrying 153 people crashed in the economic capital Lagos, with all those aboard feared dead.

Jonathan "has declared a three-day period of national mourning for all those who lost their lives in the Dana plane crash in Lagos today", a statement from his office said.

"President Jonathan, who has cancelled all his public engagements scheduled for tomorrow [Monday], has also directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for the three days of national mourning," the statement added.

"Meanwhile, the president has ordered the fullest possible investigation into the crash."

Comments
  • Hsien Lou - 2012-06-04 03:23

    A sad event, prayers to those in mourning and Nigeria.

  • pmmaluleka - 2012-06-04 04:06

    May those who passed rest in peace. Condolences to Nigeria.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-04 05:06

    Condolences to people of Nigeria.We are with u during this difficult time

  • Michael Diholo - 2012-06-04 07:31

    Condolences to the affected families and Nigeria as a whole!

  • omonaija - 2012-06-04 11:08

    Thank you all for your condolences ,May GOD continue to bless South Africa ns it's people.

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