Two occupants of the ill-fated helicopter were recovered dead while another has been hospitalised following the aftereffect of the crash.
The hospitalised victim is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the bodies have been deposited at the morgue. It was gathered that the helicopter was a private one before it crashed into the premises of No 16A, Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja on Friday.
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.
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.” He said. Sympathisers at the scene Video Player 00:00 00:40 Details later…
It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon at the Salvation Bus Stop in Opebi.
No casualty or death has, however, been reported as of the time of filing this report.
Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone conversation.
“Yes, it just happened. The helicopter crashed in Opebi around 12pm. LASEMA operatives are on our way to the incident site. I’ll give you more updates,” he said.
Two persons have been feared dead after a helicopter crashed into a building in Opebi Lagos.
The crash reportedly happened around 12:17 pm on Friday.
As at time of filing this report, the chopper was still at the scene of the incident. Other casualty details have remained sketchy