Crowds on Friday thronged the burial of a family of six – Onyeka Anyene; his wife, Maimuna; and their four children – in Ndiowu, Anambra State.
The entire family was among the 153 passengers and crew who died in the crash of a Dana Air flight from Abuja-Lagos as it made to land at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
Instead, it crashed into four buildings in Iju Ishaga, on the outskirts of Lagos.
At the burial service at St. Lawrence Anglican Church, schoolchildren, family members, friends and the people of Ndiowu gathered to pay their last respects to the departed before they were buried.
Reports said tears flowed freely at the lying-in-state as well as the funeral service.
Their remains were conveyed to the church in six caskets, evoking painful memories from those who knew them closely. Ahead of the funeral rites, a grave measuring 14x10ft has been prepared in which the family of six will be buried at their residence in Ndiowu.