A yet to be identified Nigerian on Monday died aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, United States, to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The passenger was said to have died about three hours before scheduled landing time, and other passenger had to wait for several hours for the body to be evacuated before disembarking.

Delta Airlines confirmed the incident, but declined to state the identity of the late passenger.

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The airline said, “A passenger on Delta flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta to Lagos today, March 11, was found unresponsive before landing.

“Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away. Delta extends its deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will not release additional information.”

This is coming two days after 2 Nigerians died on board an Ethiopian airline enroute Kenya from Addis Ababa.

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