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Grieving relatives identify crash victims

Posted by Evening Echo on 2005/12/12 | Views: 360 |

Grieving relatives identify crash victims


Grieving friends and family members of victims in Nigeria’s latest plane crash claimed their loved ones’ bodies today, identifying corpses and packing them in coffins for burial.

Grieving friends and family members of victims in Nigeria’s latest plane crash claimed their loved ones’ bodies today, identifying corpses and packing them in coffins for burial.

Investigators were looking into the causes behind Saturday’s crash of a Nigerian airliner ferrying schoolchildren home for the holidays.

All but three of the 110 people on board died when the Sosoliso Airlines’ McDonnell Douglas DC-9 slammed into the ground on approach to the southern oil-industry centre of Port Harcourt.

Valentina Chigbo waited today at the front a mortuary in hopes of identifying the remains of her daughter, a 16-year old student.

“I just felt like part of my life is gone. She was my only child, she was the centre of everything in my life,” said Chigbo, among a crowd of about 50 victims’ friends and family.

At the morgue’s rear, a car could be seen with a white coffin inside, readying to transport the corpse for burial.

The plane’s passengers included 71 teenagers from a Jesuit school in the capital, Abuja.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.