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Search for Bodies in Nigeria Plane Crash Site Continues

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Nigeria have recovered 137 bodies from the wreckage of a passenger plane that smashed into a residential area of Lagos Sunday. All 153 passengers and crew were killed along with an unknown number of people on the ground. Among the bodies found are a mother clutching a baby. Rescuers say many of the […]

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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Church Blast in Nigeria

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 15 people in northern Nigeria. In a statement e-mailed to journalists Monday, group spokesman Abul Qaqa said Boko Haram had “successfully launched” an attack at a church in the city of Bauchi. A suicide bomber drove […]

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At Least 153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria has begun three days of mourning for the victims of the plane that crashed in Lagos Sunday, killing all 153 people on board. The wreckage of the commercial airliner continued to smolder early Monday as emergency workers carried bodies and debris from the crash site in a residential neighborhood. In an interview with VOA […]

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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria began three days of mourning Monday after a plane crashed in Lagos Sunday, killing all 153 people on board. The ruins of the commercial airliner continued to smolder Monday as emergency workers carried bodies and debris from the crash site in a residential neighborhood in Nigeria’s largest city. President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a […]

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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say all 153 people on board a Nigerian passenger aircraft flight were killed when the plane crashed into a building in Lagos. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of official mourning for the victims and ordered a thorough investigation into the disaster. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana Airlines […]

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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say all 153 people on board a Nigerian passenger aircraft flight were killed when the plane crashed into a building in Lagos. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of official mourning for the victims and ordered a thorough investigation into the disaster. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana Airlines […]

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150 Feared Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 150 people are feared dead after a passenger airplane crashed into a building in Nigeria’s economic hub of Lagos. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana airline flight was travelling Sunday from Abuja to Lagos when it crashed into a two-story building in a densely populated residential area. Several buildings are […]

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Passenger Airplane Crashes in Nigeria

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger airplane has crashed in Nigeria’s second main city of Lagos, reportedly carrying 153 people on board. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana airline flight was travelling Sunday from Abuja to Lagos. No information on casualties was reported, but the French news agency reports officials saying there are no survivors.

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Bomber Strikes Nigerian Church,Kills 15

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a church in northern Nigeria Sunday, killing at least 15 people, in the most recent in a series of attacks against Christians in the area. Emergency officials say an additional 42 people were injured in the bombing, which occurred as worshipers were […]

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Blast Strikes Nigerian Church

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a suspected suicide bomb attack on a church in the northern city of Bauchi Sunday, has killed at least nine people and injured many others. No one has yet taken responsibility for the attack, but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram has targeted Nigerian churches in the past. Boko Haram has been […]

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