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TRAGIC: 50 People Die In Plane Crash

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Fifty people have died after a Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at the international airport of Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan, 500 miles east of Moscow in Russia.

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The plane belonged to the local Tatarstan Airlines. There were 44 passengers and six crew on board, among them the son of Tatarstan’s president and a top local security official.

One Briton was among the dead, the Foreign Office confirmed. It said it was providing consular assistance to those affected.

Witnesses at the airport heard a loud explosion when the plane hit the runway at 7.20pm local time, an hour after taking off from Moscow. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but authorities speculated that pilot error or technical failure were the most likely explanations. Leftover fuel in the tanks is believed to have sparked the explosion.

According to witnesses, the pilots aborted the first landing attempt, and when the plane descended a second time, it crashed and caught fire. The pilots reportedly informed the tower that the plane was not ready for landing when it was 500 metres (1,640ft) from the runway.

Lenara Kashafutdinova, a journalist who said she had flown on the same aircraft from Kazan to Domodedovo airport in Moscow earlier in the day, told Channel One state television that the landing in Moscow had been frightening because of a strong vibration during the final minutes of the flight.

While there had been snowfall at the airport, Russian airlines are used to operating in wintry conditions, and the authorities described weather conditions at the time of the crash as “normal”. The airport was closed for landings immediately after the incident.

“When we were landing, it was not clear whether there was a strong wind – although in Moscow the weather was fine – or some kind of technical trouble,” said Kashafutdinova. “We were blown in different directions, the plane was tossed around. The man sitting next to me was white as a sheet.”

As emergency services worked at the scene of the disaster on Sunday evening, relatives of the victims gathered at the airport. The authorities published a list of casualties within hours of the crash.

Irek Minnikhanov, the son of the Tatarstan president, Rustam Minnikhanov, was listed among the dead, along with Aleksandr Antonov, the chief of the local directorate of the FSB, Russia’s main security body.

The accident is the worst in the history of the Tatarstan airline, which is owned by the republic’s government. It is believed that the plane was 23 years old.

Russian airlines have suffered several fatal accidents in recent years. Industry experts point to a number of problems, including poor crew training, crumbling airports, lax government controls and widespread neglect of safety protocols in the pursuit of profits.

The last fatal crash was in December, when a Russian-made Tupolev belonging to Red Wings airline careered off the runway at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, rolled across a snowy field and slammed into the slope of a nearby road, breaking into pieces and catching fire. Investigators say equipment failure caused the crash, which killed five people.

A 2011 crash in Yaroslavl that killed 44 people including a professional hockey team was blamed on pilot error. And Russian investigators found that the pilots involved in two crashes that killed 10 and 47 people in recent years were intoxicated.

Source: The Guardian

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I Was Three Years Old When I Met My Wife – Nigerian Man Narrates

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A Nigerian identified as Nanpon narrates how he met his wife at age three.

Taking to his Tittwer hndle, he wrote;

“You asked for the full story so here it is: @Heeldarh
’s parents and mine had been friends since before either of us were born and they are till now. So when her mum was pregnant for her, she came to my house one day ( I was three years old at that time). I was told that I reached”

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Nigeria Army Officials Allegedly Beat Lady For Refusing To Greet Them (Video)

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A Nigeria lady in a video said he was beaten by some officials of the Nigerian Army because she refused to greet them.

According to the lady in the video, ”they were wearing Army uniform and whipping me kobokobo because I did not greet them”.

The aggrieved lady in rage said should she kneel down to greet them because they were soldiers?.

It was reported that the incident happened at Eti Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State.

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‘Ned Nwoko Dey Chop Better Things’ – Fan Gushes Over Regina Daniels New Photos

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Fans have hailed politician, Ned Nwoko, saying that he is really enjoying after his wife, Regina Daniels shared new adorable photos.

The young Nollywood actress took to her official Facebook page and shared some stunning photos of herself, which got some of her fans praising her beauty.

After sharing the photos, one of her fans who couldn’t just like the photos and keep on scrolling his phone took to the comment section to say his mind.

According to the fan identified as Anthony Boadu, the Nigerian lawyer, politician, and humanitarian, Prince Ned Nwoko, is lucky for having Regina Daniels as his wife because she is very beautiful and he is really enjoying something better.

He wrote; “Old man dey chop better things”

 

Another fan also took to the comment section and asked the mother of one of her billionaire husband marrying another lady to become his 7th wife, as reported.

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