Nigeria declares 3 days of mourning

2012-06-03 22:49
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Nigerian officials have confirmed no survivors have been found after a passenger jet carrying 153 people crashed in Lagos. See all the pics from the scene of the accident.

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."

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