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Monday, June 14, 2021

3 Dead in Lagos Helicopter Crash

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has confirmed two people dead in the helicopter that crashed into a building at Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director General, LASEMA, said three people were on board the aircraft when it crashed.

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.

According to him, one person was in intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, while the two dead bodies had been deposited in mortuary.
“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 deposited in mortuary .

“We are on top of challenges, especially crowd control. Operation is ongoing and updates will follow,” he said.

However, an eye witness at the scene confirmed three dead while another has been taken to LASUTH.

The helicopter is reported to belong to Quorum Aviation.

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