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Daughter of Nigerian ex-minister, others killed in Cameroon copter crash

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Adzuayi Ewuga, the daughter of a former Minister of State, FCT, Senator Solomon Ewuga, has died in a plane crash in Cameroon.

The senator’s daughter was said to be a pilot of the plane that crashed in a forest in central Cameroon on Wednesday.

All 11 passengers aboard the ill-fated flight which consisted of nine passengers and two crew members died after

The plane was chartered by a company maintaining a major trans-border oil pipeline and crashed in a forest in central Cameroon, state radio said Thursday.

The passengers were workers of the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company, which oversees the upkeep of a hydrocarbon pipeline running to neighbouring Chad.

“All perished in the disaster”, the radio presenter said.

A transport ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP, “There were no survivors.”

Local reports revealed that the plane, whose type and make were not made public, was flying from Yaounde-Nsimalen airport to Belabo in the east of the country, the transport ministry has said.

It was found in a forest near Nanga Eboko, some 150 km (90 miles) northeast of Yaounde, it said.

“The chances of finding survivors are very slim,” a COTCO official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

COTCO says the $3.7-billion undertaking, comprising some 300 oil wells that have been drilled in southwestern Chad, is among the largest development projects in Africa.

The deceased is the second daughter of Senator Solomon Ewuga, a stalwart of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State.

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