Nigerian plane crash - Zuma sends condolences

The Dana Airlines flight went down in a residential area in Lagos on Sunday.

The Dana Airlines flight went down in a residential area in Lagos on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma sent condolences to Nigeria on Monday, following an airplane crash which killed 153 people.

The Dana Airlines flight went down in a residential area in Lagos and killing another 10 people on the ground.

Nigeria began three days of national mourning, as search-and-rescue operations continued.

In a statement issued by the International Relations Department, Zuma said South Africa's thoughts and prayers were with the families and friends of the victims.

International Relations' Clayson Monyela said at this point no South Africans are thought to have been on board the plane.

"The South African embassy is currently checking up and so far we haven't received any confirmation," said Monyela.

"As soon as any information comes to light we will make that available."