Helicopter crashes in Lagos

An helicopter has crashed at Oba Akran Aveue, in Ikeja area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, emergency responders have reported.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu told newsmen that that the helicopter crash-landed in front of the United Bank of Africa.

He said four persons, including the pilot had been rescued alive.

In his words: “The agency has activated its disaster response plan to the above incident which occurred around 1600hrs.

“A helicopter containing 4 persons including the pilot crash landed in front of the United Bank of Africa branch on the road.

“All four casualties have been retrieved from the aircraft alive. They have been transferred to hospital for further care.

“The area has been cordoned off and is being blanketed to prevent a secondary incident. All Emergency Responders are on scene,” he said.

Emergency responders rescue 2 persons.

Emergency responders on Tuesday rescued two persons from the helicopter which crashed into a building at Oba Akran Road, Ikeja.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lagos.

Farinloye said that the occupants of the helicopter included two crew members and two white men.

Meanwhile, the responders said they would provide further information on the incident.

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