Two Dead, One Injured Helicopter Crashes Into Residential Building In Opebi, Lagos

LAGOS AUGUST 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Two persons have died and another critically injured after an helicopter which belong to Quorum Aviation crashed into a private building in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday.

The helicopter, Hel Bel 206 with registration number 5N-BQW was reportedly coming from Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Tunji Oketunmbi, the spokesperson of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said rescue workers have been mobilized to the scene of the incident.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said two people died, adding that one person had been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

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

“The helicopter was carrying three 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 have been deposited in a mortuary. We are on top of challenges, especially crowd control. The operation is ongoing and updates will follow”, he added.

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