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Lagos crash: Shocked public reacts on social media

03 October 2013, 12:58

Lagos – The plane on its way to Akure carrying 27 passengers that crashed soon after take-off in Lagos has encouraged many people to share their condolences on social media and question why plane crashes are so common in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has not been able to confirm the amount of causalities but it has been reported that nine people were confirmed dead while many others were injured.

Twitter and Facebook users went to the sites to pray for the victims and their families of the ordeal:

@El_pherook: God be with the affected families.. #LagosCrash

@tqy138: Hearing there are survivors. I really #hope so. May those who lost their lives today #RIP #lagoscrash .... #sad and #scary

Ikedaprof Nwagboso:  Afta celebratn 53 of Independence. Nigeria mourns d death of passengers involved in a fatal plane crash........Oh God, save us all.......May d soul of d departed rest in peace. I pray dat God wil gv dia families d fortitude 2 bear d irreplaceable loss ( cries )

Other users questioned the frequency of plane crashes in Nigeria:

Tarule K. Justice: May their soul rest in peace. Amen. But what is this plane crash all the times? I think dat Nigerian government has to do something urgent to put a stop to this unpleasant incidences.

@Mustyblax: 11 people confirmed dead. I honestly thought we have gone past through this era of crashes. May they RIP, amen. #LagosPlaneCrash


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