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In pictures: Nigerian plane crash

Policeman stands net to the crater

The Nigerian Bellview plane which crashed on Saturday came down so hard it left a large crater in the ground.

Woman crying after visiting the crash scene.

Despite initial talk of survivors, all 117 people on board the flight from Lagos to Abuja perished.

Policeman wearing a mask at the crash site

At the crash site, there is a strong smell of decaying bodies.

Rescue workers remove the plane's wing

Rescue workers have been clearing the shattered remains of the Boeing 737 plane which crashed soon after take-off from Lagos.

Rescue workers carry the remains of victims

Rescuers also had the gruesome job of gathering the remains of the victims.

People read document found at the scene

It is not yet clear what caused the crash.


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