Two people have reportedly died after a helicopter crashed into a residential building in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
According to reports, the helicopter crash happened around 12:25 p.m. with two of its occupants dead while another was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
LASEMA General Manager, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement 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.”
As at the time of writing this report, the LASEMA Response Unit, LASTMA, Nigerian Redcross, The Nigerian Police and Army, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), FRSC, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and National Emergency Management Agency among other government agencies were on ground to render help and ensure maximum security at the building.
The Lagos Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has visited the scene of the helicopter crash.
There are little or no details about who owns the helicopter and the identity of occupants who lost their lives.