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Brit claims sister was killed in Lagos plane crash

TRAGIC: Dana Air plane abalze after crashing into Lagos building

A BRITISH woman has claimed that her sister was one of 153 passengers killed on board a plane that struck a building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday.

Jill Chime, from Liverpool, told BBC Radio 5 Live that her sister, Antonia Attuh, was on board the Dana Air commercial aircraft, when it crashed into a two-storey building in the 'densely populated' Iju neighbourhood.

Despite efforts from rescue workers to pull bodies from the rubble, no survivors were found after the devastation.

It has also been reported that a unknown number of those 'on the ground' were killed when the plane crashed.

Ms Chime reportedly said: "My sister was a wonderful person, quite an exceptional person."

"She was a statistician, maths was the thing she loved doing and loved most," she added.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman told The Metro: "It is believed that there was a dual British-Nigerian national on board the flight."

They added: "The Foreign Office has been in contact with a member of her family and offered consular assistance."

The newspaper also reported that the Nigerian government has suspended the licence of Dana Air 'as a matter of safety', while the crash is investigated.

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