The management of Dana Air, is expected to pay not less than $100,000.00 as insurance claims for each of the 153 passengers who died during the incident. This is in line with the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
compensation regime is also in line with the the standard set by the
ICAO, Montreal Convention, which a few years ago raised the
compensation to $100,000.00 from the $10,000.00 stipulated by ICAO,
according to the Warsaw Convention.
Also, DANA Air is expected
to pay $250,000.00 respectively to the families of the two pilots, as
compensation, while, the six crew members’ will each be paid
However, the Government agency have begun DNA
tests for the 148 Dana crash victims who are already being taken to
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) morgue in Ikeja in
order to allow their relatives to identify them.According to a Federal
Road Safety Commission spokesman Jonas Agwu gave the details of the
recovered bodies as males 88, females 48 and children 12.
noted the recovery of bodies would continue today. The General Manager
of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr Femi
Oke-Osanyintolu, said the DNA test is very important for victims who
burnt beyond recongnitions.
He said the tests were being carried out at LASUTH.
bodies were taken to the morgues at LASUTH and the Mainland General
Hospital. An official said the identified bodies were tagged. Another
FRSC official Mr. Fatai Adesina Bakare stated that, “We have also
recovered a number of personal effects, like handbags, traveler’s bags,
shoes, combs and cash.
“We have, for instance, an identity card of
an employee of NNPC, and from his purse, we recovered some cash, and
business cards, which have been lodged. We also recovered a woman’s a
purse containing $114 and N4,000 cash.”
“We have created a desk
where all those personal effects are been documented and officials who
are in charge would do justice to them and ensure that it gets to
family members of the victims safely.”