S.Africa expresses condolence to Nigeria

Pretoria – President Zuma has sent his condolences to Nigeria, following Sunday’s airplane crash which claimed the lives of more than 150 people.

“We join the government and the people of Nigeria in mourning this tragic loss of life,” said Zuma on Monday morning.

He said his thoughts and prayers were with the families and friends that had lost loved ones during this difficult time of mourning and sadness.

A Dana Air plane from Nigeria’s capital city Abuja crashed in a residential area in the Lagos metropolis, killing the 153 people on board as well as forty others living inside a two-story building, which was hit by the aircraft, according to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The South African mission in Nigeria did not report any South African casualties as a result of the crash.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning which will see the Nigerian flag flown at half-mast. – BuaNews

Author: SANews

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