Dana air plane crash: 6 more bodies recovered-LASEMA

 Demolition of affected building commences

Daniel Eteghe

05 June 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it has recovered six more bodies from the Dana air  ill-fated plane crash that rocked the country on Sunday.

Disclosing this development to newsmen at the scene of the crash, General Manager of  LASEMA, Dr. Femi Osanyintolu pointed out that the agency has been able to recover and cart away about 95 percent of the dead bodies of the victims that were involved in the crash.

“One way or the other, we have already carted away about ninety-five percent of the bodies, so we are now combing the around to check whether there is any bodies or part of the bodies around this area. So that is what we are doing right now”

“Immediately we finish that, we are going to demolish this building, we will pull it down and make sure that this place is safe then, we will fumigate this place to prevent epidemics” he affirmed.

He further noted that the bodied have all been taken to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital where relatives of the victims were expected to identify the corpses of their beloved ones.

According to him, “at the Lagos State Teaching hospital, we have established two desks, one desk is for information that we are going to pass to the relatives of the victims of the disaster on how they are going to identify their beloved ones, not only that Lagos State government is going to carry out a DNA test on these victims”

“We have another desk which is the counselling desk that will address the post disaster trauma that is associated with this plane crash” he added.

As at the time of filing this report, the agency was busy in the process of demolishing the two storey building that the Dana air plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashed into on Sunday.

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