Information reaching us has it that helicopter has reportedly crashed into a building, leaving people in panic at Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos.
This occurred at about 12. 17 pm, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Lagos.
Speaking to newsmen, LASEMA’s spokesperson, Boss Nosa Okunbor, just confirmed the incident and said that the agency’s team has arrived at the scene. Also, the Acting Coordinator of Lagos Territorial Office of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said that two persons have been confirmed dead while one was rescued alive.
Also, an eyewitness, Adepeju Johnson, was in her residence when she heard the noise from the helicopter blades, wondering what it was, she first thought it was about to rain, only to see thick black smoke and loud noise between her building and that of her daughter-in-law.
“This one landed where it was least expected. Unfortunately, the helicopter was between my house and my daughter-in-law’s house.
“There was a big sound I’ve never heard in my life, there was thick smoke, but there was no fire. All I have to do is to thank God because it did not land on the roof,” she stressed.
Meanwhile, the Accident Investigation Bureau has recovered the black box from the crashed helicopter while emergency response agencies began clearance of the wreckage from the scene.