At least two persons have been confirmed dead after helicopter operated by Quorom Aviation crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon and crashed into a residential building on Salvation Road in the Opebi area.
Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with a Punch newspaper correspondent.
“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.
In an update, LASEMA General Manager, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said two persons died in the crash while another was injured and has been rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The agency received distress calls concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja and immediately activated the emergency response plan.
“The helicopter was carrying three 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 have been deposited in a mortuary. We are on top of challenges, especially crowd control. The operation is ongoing and updates will follow.”
Also, a statement released by Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos state governor, read:
“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.”
The third crew member in the crash has been confirmed dead.
Reports gathered suggest that he died due to complications arising from the crash at an undisclosed hospital.
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