A tragic helicopter accident has killed two people and critically injured one person in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday August 28, according to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
According to statement released by the agency, the helicopter is a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW which belongs to Quorum Aviation Ltd. It reportedly came in from Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital with two crew members and a passenger
”An adult male was rescued and taken to LASUTH for further treatment. While two adult male were confirmed dead.” the statement read.
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) August 28, 2020
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, also confirmed the crash on Twitter, stating that the injured victim has been taken to the hospital, while the dead bodies have been deposited at the mortuary.
Meanwhile, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Osanyintolu, confirmed that the accident happened at mid-day when a distress call was made.
The LASEMA boss noted that with the quick response by the emergency team, one person was rescued.
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 pic.twitter.com/Dmk4cgX3Im
— Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (@followlasema) August 28, 2020
See videos from the accident’s scene below (viewers discretion is advised):
Helicopter crashed in salvation street, opebi ikeja some moments ago, right beside the building I'm in,
Chaii😩😩 2020 will not see me and my family 🙏🙏 @news24tvchannel @SaharaReporters @TVCconnect #opebi #ikeja pic.twitter.com/Tx0AZrrT0i
— fred_poundz (@kendriq_faith) August 28, 2020
An Helicopter just crash landed on opebi, Ikeja Lagos.
Police operatives and fire trucks are there already.
Down salvation road, on a building.
The pilot & co-pilot are dead…. bodies are in front of St Ive's Hospitals
Sad news pic.twitter.com/4EtFDP458D
— Andromedan (@Spiritsize) August 28, 2020
Graphic Video from the Helicopter Crash in Salvation Opebi, Ikeja some moments ago. Two confirmed dead… pic.twitter.com/YtkyuwOnqK
— Simisola Gold (@simisola_gold1) August 28, 2020
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