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2 killed in helicopter crash in Lagos

The crashed helicopter had three occupants before it went down in a residential area.

A helicopter crash in the Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday, August 28, 2020 claimed two lives.
The helicopter, which came in from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, crashed into a building at 16A, Salvation, Opebi Road around 12 pm.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said two men died on impact.2 killed in helicopter crash in Lagos

The third occupant of the helicopter, also a man, was rescued and taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

A vehicle parked inside the building was also damaged on impact, but no one on the ground was affected.

Recovery operation at the scene by LASEMA was done with other agencies including the Lagos State Fire, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) recovered the black box of the helicopter and commenced investigations to determine what caused the crash.

Source: Pulse Nigeria

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