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DISASTER Nigerian Plane Crashes in Lagos AP Photo

163 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Officials confirmed that all 153 aboard died after a plane in Nigeria crashed in a densely populated part of Lagos on Sunday. Thousands of on-the-ground helpers flocked to the scene after the accident involving a flight that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said was headed from Lagos to Abuja. The plane crashed into a building and exploded in flames, witnesses told Reuters. Emergency professionals told the Associated Press that the crash occurred just outside the Lagos airport and is the worst crash in Nigeria's history. There were at least 10 bodies pulled from the wreckage that belonged to those on the ground from where the Dana Air flight crashed, though officials believed there could be many more.

June 3, 2012 11:40 PM