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Two feared dead as helicopter crashes in Lagos

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Two persons have been feared dead, another has been hospitalised after a helicopter crashed into a building in Opebi Lagos.

The hospitalised victim is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the bodies have been deposited at the morgue.

It was gathered by Vanguard that the helicopter was a private one before it crashed into the premises of No 16A, Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja on Friday.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident saying the state has activated emergency responders to the scene.

According to him, the agency received a distress call concerning the incident.

He said: “The agency got a distress call 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 passengers; one is in the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the bodies of the two killed on impact have been deposited in the mortuary.

“We are on top of challenges especially crowd control while operation is ongoing.”

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