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Saturday, 4 May, 2002, 21:39 GMT 22:39 UK
In pictures: Nigeria plane crash
Nigerian officials say more than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian aircraft crashed into a densely populated district of the northern city of Kano.

Wreckage of the fuselage of the plane lie amidst remnants of houses destroyed as the plane belonging to EAS airlines crashed in Kano
The plane ploughed through several buildings before coming to a halt and bursting into flames

The wing of the crashed plane of the EAS airlines is poised on the roof of a house in Kano
Reports said people inside the wreckage screamed for help, but rescuers were thwarted by the intensity of the fire

A woman waits to see her baby girl's body being brought out of the wreckage.  Her baby was in one of the houses that was razed by the crashing plane.
Relatives of the victims waited in despair for the bodies to be brought out of the wreckage

Parts of the plane lie on the roof of a house that was smashed as it crashed in Kano
Several houses were completely demolished and shocked local officials spoke of the calamity on the ground

People carry the body of a deceased person to a makeshift ambulance
Officials said hospitals were struggling to cope with the flood of dead and wounded

A man (centre) carries out the body of a baby girl, wrapped in yellow cloth, who was a resident of the neighbourhood where a plane crashed
Casualty figures are expected to rise both among the passengers and residents of the area

Wreckage of one of the engines of the plane
Local sources say shortly before the crash the captain reported to the control tower he was having engine trouble

See also:

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