Two die in Lagos helicopter crash

At least two people have been reported dead in a helicopter crash that happened in Lagos the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.

News Central reports that the helicopter crashed into a building on No 16A, Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja on Friday.

The deceasesd are the two occupants in the helicopter. It was further gathered that a third person suffered injury and has been hospitalised.

The hospitalised victim is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) while the bodies have been deposited at the morgue.

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The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident saying the state has activated emergency responders to the scene.

According to him, the agency received a distress call concerning the incident.

He said, “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.”

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