Sunday, 6 October 2013

Lagos plane crash: Another survivor dies, death toll now 15

One of the survivors of the Associated Airlines plane that crash in Lagos on Thursday died yesterday, after all efforts to save his life failed.

Identified as Samson Hassan, he is one of the six survivors of the accident that killed 13 instantly.

The plane with 20 passengers on board was conveying the remains of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu to his state for burial when it crashed few minutes after take-off in the local wing of the Lagos Airport.

Earlier, another survivor, Taiwo Akintunde, also gave up the ghost after several efforts to save his life failed.

Hassan was kept at the highly sterilised Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja before he was confirmed dead.

DailyPost gathered that both men were hooked up to sophisticated electronic monitors to help check their blood pressures and general health conditions.

His death was later confirmed in a release issued by one Mrs Bolanle Okusanya- Feyita, who spoke on behalf of the Magbamawo Industrial Company (MIC) Royal Ltd, where Hassan was a staff.

The company lost its Chief Executive, Mr. Olatunji Okusanya, his son, Mr Olatunji Okusanya Jnr. and four members of staff – Mr Akeem Akintunde, Mr Chijioke Duru, Mr Kingsley Amaechi and now Hassan, in the crash.

The only female survivor at LASUTH, Toyin Samson, who was at the Recuperating Ward of the Surgical Emergency ward was still stable, same as the duo of Feyi Agagu and Femi Akinsanya.

Meanwhile, the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test process finally kicked off after the families of the deceased persons stormed the morgue for the test.

The process was witnessed by officials of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed.

The result of the DNA process is expected to be out within the next one month.

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