• Short Summary

    Flags flew at half-mast in Lagos yesterday (29 NOVEMBER) as, five miles (eight kilometres) from the city's centre, amid the wailing of distraught women, the remains of 51 of the 87 people who died when a Nigerian Airways VC-IO jetliner crashed near Lagos on 20 November were buried in a mass grave at the Atan Cemetery, in Yaba.

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    Flags flew at half-mast in Lagos yesterday (29 NOVEMBER) as, five miles (eight kilometres) from the city's centre, amid the wailing of distraught women, the remains of 51 of the 87 people who died when a Nigerian Airways VC-IO jetliner crashed near Lagos on 20 November were buried in a mass grave at the Atan Cemetery, in Yaba.

    About 1,000 people gathered to hear prayers by Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Hindu religious leaders.

    The services reached a climax with an 18-volley rifle salute fired by a Nigerian Air Force squad, while an Air Force band played the Last Post.

    Remains of only about 60 of the crash victims were recovered from the wreckage. The bodies of four were flown to Britain, another body was flown to Germany, and another to the Soviet Union. Several others were given individual burials in Lagos.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9S4TQZ5GRMUP6QNA5F5BIL3AX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S4TQZ5GRMUP6QNA5F5BIL3AX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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