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UPDATED: Two dead as helicopter crashes into Lagos building



A helicopter operated by Quorom Aviation has crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State , The PUNCH has learnt .
It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon and crashed into a residential building on Salvation Road in the Opebi area .
Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.
“ Yes, it just happened . The helicopter crashed in Opebi around 12 pm . LASEMA operatives are on our way to the incident site . I’ ll give you more updates, ” he said.
In an update , LASEMA General Manager, Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu , said two persons died in the crash while another was injured and has been rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching HospitalOke -Osanyintolu said, “ The agency received distress calls concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16 A 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 a mortuary . We are on top of challenges , especially crowd control . The operation is ongoing and updates will follow . ”

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