The African country is in a state of national morning after a plane crashed into a residential area last night killing up to 153 passengers and sparking an inferno at the scene.
Six hours after the crash, officials confirmed no survivors from the crash while ten other bodies were seen removed from one of the buildings damaged during the crash, The Herald Sun reported.
Although the cockpit recorder was removed from the aircraft and handed over to authorities, the cause of the accident has yet to be determined.
According to locals, the plane crashed into a plot containing a church, printing shop and a two-storey residential building.
After the crash some residents were seen aiding fire fighters by guiding fire hoses through the crowds of people.
"I was just coming out of church around 3:30 pm when I heard a loud noise,” a local resident, Tunji Dawodu told media.
"I thought it was an explosion," he said. "Then there was a huge flame from the building where the plane has crashed into."
As authorities continue to operate search and recover operations, the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan "directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for the three days of national mourning”.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.