This is a very interesting view published on the Nigerian Eye website (www.nigerianeye.com) about the recent plane crash in Nigeria. A Dana air plane crashed into a residential building in Lagos killing all on board and others around the crash site. Why do you think no one was saved, because according to witnesses, the plane crashed a good 20 mins before it exploded. If we were in the western world, 20 mins is enough time to save the lives of the passengers, won’t you agree? Enjoy reading this very interesting take on the chain of events that sad day and please feel free to drop your comments below:
I know this headline will make you wonder where I’m driving at, at first thought some of you will wonder what hunger has to do with the Dana Air Plane crash that resulted into the death of hundreds of Nigerians, well you will discover that as you continue to read.
First of all, the fact that nobody survived the Plane Crash is a big blow to the on-going investigations. President Goodluck Jonathan, alongside the Aviation Minister have made promises to investigate the cause of the crash, and few reports about the events that happened before, during and after the plane crash occurred are already coming in. The important thing here however is that if somebody, at least one person survived the plane crash he/she would have told Nigerians what really happened, and that will go a long way to help prevent another crash in the nearest future.
But sadly, all 153 gone, not even a single person survived the crash, and what we all have to make use of are mere speculative efforts.
But some people should have survived the crash, if not for greed and hunger, which is the greatest problem many Nigerians have.
According to the reports of a Local newspaper, Speaking with a local Iju Ishaga resident, A resident of Iju Ishaga, Charles shared this with the press
Charles said he knew something was wrong as the plane started descending towards Toyin Street on Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos.
“Some people were playing football on Oju-Irin field not far from our house. I intended to join them but was on our balcony when I saw the plane fly low.
“I actually thought it was going down before it got to our area because it dipped.Suddenly, it lifted up again before crashing into the building close to our house.
Charles said everybody on his street rushed to the scene but nobody knew what to do.
He said moments later, he realised that some hoodlums had started making attempts to loot at the crash site.
“After some time, we saw a white man (Chinese) come out of the crash site. One of his legs seemed to be badly damaged as if it had been burnt.
“Immediately people saw him, some people rushed at him and some were asking him questions. A big crowd had gathered at the time. Everybody was just looking at him; nobody attempted to help him.
“He fell down after that and died. I think he hit his head on a metal because blood was streaming down the side of his head.”
Now, if you can understand what you just read above, you will start coming in terms with the headline of this post, some Nigerians, (hoodlums) were busy making attempts to loot the crash site, few minutes after a plane just crashed? How Inhuman is that? Is that how greedy and hungry Nigerians are? Instead of thinking of ways to help the plane crash victims who were still screaming for help, few minutes after the crash before the plane exploded, some Nigerians were looting the belongings of the plane crash victims instead, why will you do that?
Definitely if the Chinese man was given first aid, he could have survived, but due to the high illiteracy in Nigeria, nobody among the crowd gathered at the crash site thought of first aid, because it took the emergency team about 30 minutes later to arrive. They just watched him die and did nothing. while others were looting the crash site.
I watched a reality scene on cable TV recently, an American man (who is a gangstar) called the police to save a neighbour’s CAT! and about 2 minutes later a rescue ambulance and police cars rescued the poor pet. Imagine the rapid and immediate response to save a Cat, and also the role played by the gangstar neighbour. Now when will Nigerians learn to make things work?
A 10-year-old boy also told our correspondent he saw the plane go down. The plane’s wing, he said, cut a tree down and the tree fell on two cows in the area.
The boy, Aanu Fashola, said some residents immediately started cutting up the cows after the plane crashed, adding that people tried to loot at the crash site.
Now this boy’s account of what happened is in agreement to the one you earlier read, but he even adding more, A wing of the plane cut off down a tree and the tree fell on cows in the area killing them, while the victims were screaming for help before the plane exploded, some residents of Iju were more interested in fighting for COW MEAT that was brought down by the wing of the plane as it fell.
We all have to fight CORRUPTION, GREED, HUNGER and IGNORANCE.
On the other hand, why should you blame those Nigerians that were interested in looting the area and fighting for cow meat instead of trying to save the crash victims?
Many Nigerians live below $1 per day, and they need to fight for their own survival before they rescued others perhaps? maybe many of them haven’t eaten for 3 days.
Nigerians are hungry and Greedy and this will be revealed even more as the Families of victims of the Dana air crash on Sunday have been assured of due compensation.
According to the management staff of Dana Airline, Francis Ugboro, he told newsmen in Lagos that the airline management alongside its insurance companies were working out modalities to compensate affected families.
A representative of the insurance company, Otunba Yomi Osikoya said families affected will be compensated as soon as possible.
’’The airline was required to pay a sum of $30, 000 as an initial payment within 30 days of the accident, but the law imposes the sum of $100,000 on injury or death, but with a legal connotation,’’ he said.
Now $100,000 is about N15.4 Million Naira, now you just watch how some family members will fight for that money.
Hunger and Greed remains a big problem.