Two Dead As Helicopter Crashes Into Lagos Building

A third person who was rescued from the helicopter said to be carrying only three people has also been evacuated to the intensnive care unit of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

The Crashed Helicopter on Friday / Photo credit: Vanguard
The Crashed Helicopter on Friday / Photo credit: Vanguard

Two persons are said to have died after a privately owned helicopter crashed into a building in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday.

A third person who was rescued from the helicopter said to be carrying only three people has also been evacuated to the intensnive care unit of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who confirmed the incident also disclosed that the bodies of the two dead occupants had been deposited at the morgue

He said, “The agency received distress calls concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja and immediately activated the emergency response plan.

“The helicopter was carrying three (3) people, one is in the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the other two were killed on impact and their bodies has been deposited in mortuary. We on top of the challenges especially crowd control

“Operation is ongoing and updates will follow.”

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