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Breaking News: 20 Dead As Plane Carrying Agagu’s Body Crashes In Lagos

Scene of the plane crash

By our correspondent

…Agagu’s son, wife, other relations may have died in the crash

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Later Former Ondo state governor Olusegun Agagu

It was another black day in Lagos as 20 people have been confirmed dead as an Akure-bound plane conveying the body of late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu crashed in Lagos, Nigeria.

An eye witness disclosed that the crash occurred at the local wing of the airport close to the section were JET-A1, plane fuel, is stored.

Fire service officials have been very busy evacuating dead bodies from the plane. The aircraft is said to belong to the Associated Airline and it crashed shortly after it took off this morning. It was a chartered flight and had passengers who were billed to attend the funeral of Agagu.

The passengers were said to include the former governor’s family members.

Scene of the plane crash

Scene of the plane crash

Unconfirmed report had it that the son of former Nigeria President, Gbenga Obasanjo, was also on the plane. It was reported that the plane was already 200 feet off the ground before it came crashing within the local wing of the airport.

The plane was said to have suffered engine failure, which led to its crash on the runway before catching fire.

Spokes person of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Supo Atobatele said the engine of the plane failed on take-off as it crash-landed and burst into flame.


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1 Comment for “Breaking News: 20 Dead As Plane Carrying Agagu’s Body Crashes In Lagos”


    We cant get out of this world alive. It is a certainty, so why cant we learn to do good while we are at it? This will certainly prolong your days in the world.

    That is a way of God telling our leaders and everybody that He is Greater than us. Do good while on Earth, take care of the powerless/weak if and when you have power; don’t use your power and position to steal, to oppress, to intimidate, etc.

    BUT human beings, especially the breed/species called “Nigerians politicians and leaders”, never learn, never listen to God, do they? They think they are mini-gods. They think they can cheat God and Man. They think they wont die, and if they die, they have at least enjoyed themselves in the living world, so hell or heaven doesn’t matter; they think they can somehow take all their ill-gotten wealth with them into their graves; they think they are immune to God’s wrath; they commit crimes and sins with impunity; they are selfish, greedy, insensitive, no conscience and corrupt.

    We are ALL not getting outta this world alive.

    The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones – Marcus Antonius in William Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar.

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