The Lagos State Government said yesterday in Lagos that it would begin from today to release another batch of about 132 identifiable bodies to relatives of the victims of the ill -fated Dana plane crash of June 2012.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who spoke at a meeting with the relatives at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja yesterday, said the bodies would be released in batches of 20 to authorized claimants starting from today.
He said the bodies would be released in alphabetical orders and names of the victims that have been identified would be pasted at the Lekan Ogunshola Memorial, Morgue and relatives should come with appropriate documents to claim the bodies.
Meanwhile, the Cheif Pathologist of the hospital and the Chief Medical Examiner, Prof. John Obafunwa said 132 bodies had been identified with the results of the DNA test, while 16 were still being processed
Also, a witness from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. John Ekpe has told the Coroner’ s court currently conducting an Inquest into the fatalities that occurred as a result of the recent Dana plane Crash said that the National Emergency Agency( NEMA) failed in its search and rescue functions.
He told the court that NEMA did not carry out a national emergency response test, which affected their emergency response team in controlling the crowd.