DANA AIRLINE STARTS PAYING CRASH VICTIMS' FAMILIES INSTALMENTALLY - $30000 NOW, $70000 LATER
Reports reaching us say, Nigerian airline, Dana has started compensating families of those who died when one of its planes crashed a month ago, with each family expected to get $100,000.
Dana Air plane crashed June 3 in the Iju area of Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 people onboard and an unspecified number on the ground.
Airline spokesman Tony Usidamen said today, Wednesday that nine families had received deposit payments of $30,000 so far, and will later get $70,000 more. He says 67 other claims are currently being processed.
In his words:
"...the airline is not thinking about flying now; we are more concerned about the accident victims' families."
The airline's already been grounded by the Nigerian government after the crash. The cause of the disaster? still a mystery.