Monday, October 24, 2005

Bellview Airlines Plane Crash

Yesterday was a very sad day for Nigeria. First, there was news of a missing airplane (which was later confirmed to have crashed) and then we heard about the death of the first lady, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo.

The missing plane was a Bellview Airline going from Lagos to Abuja and lost contact with the control tower. There were speculations that up to 50 people had survived, but this was later found to be false. All 116 people on board died. This was my first time being at home during a time of such tragedy in a really long time. The TV stations covered it all day long with more news trickling in over the course of the day.

The first lady died from complications arising during surgery in a Spanish hospital. There are no official reports as yet as to the nature of the surgery, though I heard through the grapevine that she might have been having a facelift in time for her 60th birthday celebration next month.

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