Victims of Nigeria Plane Crash Get Compensation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A grounded Nigerian airline says it has
started compensating families of those who died when one of its
planes crashed a month ago, with each family expected to get

The Dana Air plane crashed June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial
capital, killing all 153 people onboard and an unknown number on
the ground.

Airline spokesman Tony Usidamen said Wednesday that nine
families had received deposit payments of $30,000 so far, and will
later get $70,000 more. He says 67 other claims are currently being

Authorities grounded the airline after the crash, and the cause
of the disaster is still unknown.

Usidamen says the airline is "not thinking about flying now; we
are more concerned about the accident victims' families."

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