The cause of the Dana Air crash remained unknown Sunday night, as firefighters and police struggled to put out the flames around the wreckage of the Boeing MD83 aircraft.
Na juzi jumamosi jioni ndege nyingine ya Nigeria Boein 727 ya mizigo ilianguka Accra mji mkuu wa Ghana na kuuwa watu kumi"
Lagos state government said in a statement that 153 people were on the flight traveling from Nigeria's central capital of Abuja to Lagos in the nation's southwest. Rescue officials feared many others were killed or injured on the ground, but no casualty figures were immediately available.
President Goodluck Jonathan later declared three days of national mourning in Africa's most populous nation.
President Jonathan 'prays that God Almighty will grant the families of the victims of the plane crash the courage and fortitude to bear their irreparable loss,' a statement from his office read.
The aircraft appeared to have landed on its belly into the dense neighborhood that sits along the typical approach path taken by aircraft heading into Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Some young men carried plastic buckets of water to the fire, trying to douse small portions. Fire trucks- from the very few that are stationed in Lagos state with a population of 17.5million- couldn't carry enough water"
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