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Nigerian air crash family fly out to recover body

The parents of a woman believed to have been killed in a plane crash in Nigeria have flown there in the hope of identifying her body through DNA tests.

The family of 45-year-old Antonia Attuh, of Liverpool, say she was on board a flight which came down in Lagos killing all 153 passengers on 3 June.

Her sister, Jill Chime, said her parents hoped DNA testing would help to identify their daughter's body.

Ms Attuh leaves behind three young children aged six, eight and 12.

The Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was flying from the Nigerian capital Abuja to Lagos when it crashed and burst into flames.

As well as those on board, an unknown number on the ground were killed when the aircraft crashed into residential buildings in Iju, a busy suburb north of the airport.

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