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Nigeria investigates death of stowaway on Lagos-Amsterdam flight


Stowaway dies on Lagos-Amsterdam KLM flight

The Nigerian Government has started investigating the demise of a stowaway whose corpse was found underneath a KLM flight from Lagos-Amsterdam on Monday.

Daily Trust reports that the government is attempting to unravel how the deceased made his way into the parked plane before departure, adding that airport sources said the yet to be identified man must have beaten airport security to hide in the aircraft.

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The South-West Regional Manager of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Victoria Shin-Aba, confined the ongoing investigation, saying that, “We are trying to investigate it whether it is from here (Lagos Airport) or somewhere else. We are trying to find out through the CCTV and this is ongoing.”

The news outfit added that the spokesman of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Police Command, Olayinka Ojelade said he just resumed at the command as PPRO and has not been briefed on the incident.

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This comes after Dutch authorities confirmed that it is investigating the deaceased’s identity and cause of death after he was discovered inside a wheel arch.

“We are investigating the discovery of mortal remains in the landing gear of an airplane from Lagos (Nigeria),” the Dutch police force wrote on Twitter.

Reports suggested that the suspected stowaway died of hypothermia ostensibly due to loss of oxygen.

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