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In pictures: Nigeria plane crash

People look at the wreckage of a Nigerian airliner in a field in Abuja, Nigeria

A Nigerian plane carrying at least 100 people has crashed near the capital, Abuja.

Wreckage of a Nigerian airliner in a field in Abuja, Nigeria

The plane came down in a storm shortly after take-off. Four people have reportedly survived.

Red Cross workers inspect the wreckage of an airliner in a field in Abuja, Nigeria

Eyewitnesses say they heard cries for help from survivors but were forced back by flames which had engulfed the plane.

Nigerian Senator Umaru Dahiru inspects the crash in which three of his children died

Nigerian Senator Umaru Dahiru lost three of his children in the disaster. (Image: Abayomi Adeshida)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Maccido (file photo 18 March 2005)

The spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, the Sultan of Sokoto, and his son, a senator, also died on the flight to Sokoto city.

Red Cross workers carry away victims of a plane crash near Abuja, Nigeria

Sokoto State Governor has announced five days of mourning for the sultan and the other victims of the crash.






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