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Nigeria plane crash: 2 Indians among those dead

CNN-IBN
Jun 05, 2012 at 08:32am IST

New Delhi: Two Indians were among the 193 victims of Sunday's plane crash in Nigeria. One was the co-pilot, Mahendra Singh Rathore, and the other was Kerala engineer Rijo Eldos.

The families are hoping to get the bodies soon, though rescue workers have been able to find just about 130 bodies. An initial probe claims that the pilot of the Dana Airline flight sounded an SOS of engine failure right before the crash.

But the airline claims the plane was in a good condition. 153 people were on board the plane when it crashed into a residential area, killing all those on board the plane along with 40 others on the ground.

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