Latest on Lagos plane crash: Agagu’s son among survivors

Posted by News Express | 3 October 2013 | 5,494 times

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The only son of late former Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, is among survivors of Associated Airlines flight 5N-BJY which crashed this morning in Lagos shortly after take-off from the domestic terminal at Lagos’ Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, has confirmed that six of the 20 persons on board the crashed plane survived while 14 died. The Nigerian CivilAviation Authority (NCAA) says Dr. Agagu’s heir apparent, Feyi Agagu, is among the survivors.

The The Government of Ondo State in Nigeria’s South-West has confirmed that one of its commissioners was among the passengers of the crashed plane, adding that “family members, associates and other top government officials were also involved in the crash.”

According to Aviation Minister Oduah, “The Authorities are contacting families of the victims of this unfortunate incident, and upon completion, will make information about the identities of the victims public.”

The chartered plane was said to be heading for Akure, the Ondo State capital, with the remains of Dr. Agagu, a former governor of Ondo State, who died on September 13 and is scheduled to be buried this weekend.

•Photo shows the late Agagu.

Source: News Express

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