DANA AIR CRASH: 150 bodies now recovered as NEMA claims site was compromised

The National Emergency Agency says a total of 150 bodies was recovered at the site of the Dana Air crash as at 10 a.m. today.

A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, said most of the recovered were burnt beyond recogniting while the rest were intact with little bruises.

Mr. Shuaibu said rescue officers and engineers were about to pull down some of the affected building at the site to facilitate speedy operation and fumigation.

Meanwhile, the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, has decried lack of discipline and basic knowledge on public safety by most Nigerians during disaster and emergency situations.

Mr. Sani-Sidi, who made the remark this morning before the commencement of search and rescue operation at the scene of the Dana plane crash in Agege, Lagos, said the mob crowd that trooped to the scene violated the crash site which made job of search and rescue officers difficult.

He said “the mob-action made the task of response agencies difficult in the initial stage until the arrivals of security personnel who contained the situation.”

He added that NEMA would continue to mobilize, train and equip volunteer groups in disaster management in the country.

“Crowd-control has always being our major challenges in disaster management when some people turn the scene to a cinema to watch or engage in nefarious activities” he said

 The black box flight recorder from the Dana air plane was recovered and given to investigators yesterday.


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