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Plane crashes in Nigeria, at least 9 people dead

October 03, 2013, 14:30 UTC+3

The accident occurred reportedly due to engine failure

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PRETORIA, October 3. (ITAR-TASS). - At least 9 people were killed on Thursday in a plane crash in Nigeria. According to Nigeria’s rescue service, the jet was carrying 20 people. It took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria, and was heading to the city of Akure.

According to preliminary reports, the plane belonged to the Associated Airline company. The accident occurred reportedly due to engine failure. The plane crashed immediately after the takeoff, then burst into flames. The firefighters are currently trying to extinguish the fire.

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