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Nigeria Plane Crash-Landing Kills Eight
Eight people are said to have died after a charter plane crash landed at Lagos airport in Nigeria shortly after take-off.
The plane came down near an airport fuel depot and burst into flames, officials told the AFP news agency.
There were 20 people on board.
A spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency said the plane, owned by Associated Airlines, had suffered engine failure.
It took off at roughly 9.30am local time from the domestic terminal at Murtala Mohammed International Airport and was headed for Akure in the southwest of the country.
Ibrahim Farinloye, of the National Emergency Management Agency, said: "We have recovered eight bodies so far.
"The rescue operation is still on."
The agency said the plane crashed in the part of the airport complex where fuel is stored.
The area lies between the international and domestic terminal, he added. It was unclear if any fuel caught fire.
It was initially reported the plane had come down on the runway.
Nigerian airlines and airports have a notoriously poor safety record.