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Nigeria declares 3 days of mourning for plane crash victims

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

world Updated: Jun 04, 2012 01:11 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared three days of national mourning 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, 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."

First Published: Jun 04, 2012 01:10 IST

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