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Nigeria: Passenger Plane Crashes Into Building With 153 On Board


A passenger plane has crashed into a two-story building in the Nigerian city of Lagos. According to unconfirmed reports, at least 153 people were on board.

Officials have said there are many casualties, but so far no exact numbers are available.

­Thick clouds of black smoke can be seen at the site of the crash.

Emergency services have been dispatched to the location.

The head of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the Dana Air flight was heading to Lagos from the capital Abuja.

According to unconfirmed reports, at least 153 people were on board the airplane.

Witnesses said they saw the plane strike a building and burst into flames.

Air crashes are not uncommon in Nigeria, Africa’s second biggest economy, which has a poor airline safety record.

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