Although there have been reports of engine failure or the plane running out of fuel, the plane’s black box will be sent abroad for decoding in order to determine the exact cause of the crash.
Yushua Shuaib, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, said it had been hard to distinguish between those killed on the plane and those on the ground.
“It’s very difficult because some of the bodies were burnt beyond recognition. We are yet to confirm the total number of deaths“.
Although most of the victims were Nigerians, an American family of six were among those killed, as were four Chinese citizens, two Lebanese and a French woman, officials said.
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola condoles with Dana Air crash victims: