Helicopter crash in Lagos leaves two dead, one hospitalised

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A helicopter with three passengers onboard crashed into a building in Opebi area of Lagos State and killed two people while another was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The yet-to-be-identified helicopter crashed into a building at 16A, Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja.

Director general of the Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the fatality figures said one person was in the intensive care unit at LASUTH.

“The agency got a distress call concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja and immediately activated the emergency response plan,”

He confirmed that three passengers were on board the flight.

“The helicopter was carrying three passengers; one is in the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the bodies of the two killed on impact have been deposited in the mortuary. We are on top of challenges especially crowd control while operation is ongoing,” he added.

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