The Lagos State government has announced that it will be conducting DNA tests on the remains of the 13 bodies burnt beyond recognition on board the ill fated Associated airline plane that crashed on Thursday to determine their identities.
The announcement was made by the deputy governor of Lagos State, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire while briefing journalists shortly after visiting survivors of the crash at the surgical emergency ward of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
She told journalists that 13 charred bodies were recovered from the crash site and that there were seven survivors.
She also asked people whose relatives travelled in the ill-fated aircraft to come to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for the DNA test process to identify the victims.
The Embraer 120 aircraft operated by Associated airlines was chartered to convey the remains of Olusegun Agagu, former governor of Ondo State to Akure for his burial. The aircraft was also carrying 13 passengers and seven crew members on board.
Agagu Feyi, Akintunde Taiwo, Akintunde Akeem, Akinsanya Femi, An Unidentified Male, Agagu Femi, Akintunde Joseph, Tunji Okusanya, Chijioke Duru, Kingsley Amaechi, Deji Afolabi, Mrs.E.O Alibi, Daji Bernard, Deji Falae, Samson Hassan, and Olatunji Okusanya,while crew members were; Capt. Yakubu, Flight Officer Oyinlola, Engr. Saroh Elaiye, Flight Dispatcher Ibrahim, Mr. Felix Tatoye, Cabin Attendant Owolabi, Cabin Attendant Samson.