By Oluwakemi Ishola
A helicopter has crashed into a building in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday, according to a state official. The crash killed two people and critically injured one person.
Sources say that the helicopter – a Bell 206, with a registration number 5N BQW which belongs to Quorum Aviation, came in from Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital with two crew members and a passenger.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, the injured victim has been taken to the hospital, while the dead bodies have been deposited at the mortuary.
Flash: There’s been a helicopter crash in a private house at Opebi area of Lagos. Two people confirmed dead, 1 person badly wounded and has been taken to the hospital. The dead bodies have been deposited at the mortuary.
The Lagos State Emergency services are on ground.
Emergency services from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the traffic management agency, and other sister agencies have been mobilised to the scene.
LASEMA Response Team at Opebi Helicopter Crash, rescue ongoing
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA has activated its resources to the helicopter crash at 16A Salvation Opebi Road, today, Friday, 28th August, 2020.
Operations ongoing. Updates to be forwarded
Tunji Oketunmbi, the spokesperson of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had earlier confirmed the incident.
The helicopter crashed at 16A Salvation, Opebi Road in Ikeja, Lagos.