Helicopter crashes into private house in Lagos

Posted by News Express | 28 August 2020 | 4,684 times

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•Wreckage of the helicopter

A helicopter crash has killed two people and critically injured one person in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday, according to a state official.

Sources say that the helicopter a Bird 206, 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.

He tweeted: “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.”

Emergency services from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the traffic management agency, and other sister agencies have been mobilised to the scene

Tunji Oketunmbi, the spokesperson of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had earlier confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

The helicopter crashed at 16A Salvation, Opebi Road in  Ikeja, Lagos.

•Text (excluding headline): Channels TV.


Source: News Express

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