A helicopter belonging to Quarium Aviation with three persons aboard which had crash landed at 16, Salvation Road, Opebi this afternoon had killed two of the occupants on the spot.
The Emergency workers at the incident of the crash has confirmed that two persons, including the pilot, died in the crash while the third person, was found unconscious, and has been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for urgent attention.
An eyewitnesses report said that the crash occurred in a flash and destroyed the roof of the affected building. Confirming the casualty figure, the Director General (DG) LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu and the Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary and the injured evacuated to the hospital.
The cause of the crash was not yet known and the victims were yet to be identified. According to Oke-Osanyintolu the rescuers battled crowd control challenges, which was contained when the Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu led his men to the scene. He 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 mortuary. We are on top of challenges especially crowd control. Operation is ongoing and updates will follow.”