Dana crash: Angry ground victims accuse Dana of abandonment

The victims say that Dana Air has deliberately refused to compensate them.

Some ground victims of last year’s Dana Air mishap at Iju Ishaga, Lagos, on Monday expressed their frustration with the airline’s management for failing to compensate them.

In a tersely worded banner displayed outside the crash site, where the one year anniversary of the crash was being held, the victims said that Dana Air has deliberately refused to compensate them.

One of the victims who identified himself simply as Segun said that they are still waiting for compensation one year after the incident.

“It’s obvious that they don’t want to pay us any thing. That’s why we are urging the governor to help us get our money from them,” Mr. Segun, who said his house was destroyed by the crash, said.

Inside the venue of the anniversary, a mild drama ensued after the tomb block was unveiled.

Stephen Abuyeri, who lost his mother in the plane crash, said that her name was not among those engraved on the block.
According to Mr. Abuyeri, his mother had purchased her ticket from one Hurriya Lawal, who had decided not to travel on the day.
However, when the tomb block was unveiled, Ms. Lawal’s name was boldly engraved on the marble.

“This is the same thing that caused the plane to crash. I was at their offices several times to make this correction. Yet they still made the mistake,” said a furious Mr. Abuyeri.

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