Efforts to save one of the six remaining survivors of the Associated Airlines plane crash in Lagos on Thursday didn’t pay off as he died on Saturday.
The death toll from the plane crash now stands at 15, with five survivors still battling for their lives.
The plane which had 20 persons on board was conveying the corpse of former Ondo State governor Olusegun Agagu to Akure for burial when it crashed few minutes after take-off in Lagos.
Samson Hassan, had along with another survivor, Taiwo Akintunde, been kept under close watch at the highly sterilised Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. The efforts of the medical personnel however proved unsuccessful as Hassan gave up the ghost on Saturday.
Hassan’s death was confirmed in a release said to have emanated from one Mrs Bolanle Okusanya-Feyita, who spoke on behalf of the Magbamawo Industrial Company (MIC) Royal Ltd, where Hassan was a member of staff.
The Chief Executive Mr Olatunji Okusanya, his son, Mr Olatunji Okusanya Jnr and four members of staff-Mr Akeem Akintunde, Mr Chijioke Duru, Mr Kingsley Amaechi and now Hassan, had lost their lives in the crash.
The only female survivor at LASUTH, Toyin Samson, who was at the Recuperating Ward of the Surgical Emergency ward was still stable, same as the duo of Feyi Agagu and Femi Akinsanya, who were at the BT unit.