Pilot, passenger killed as helicopter crashes into residential building in Opebi, Lagos (VIDEO)

At least two people were reportedly killed after a helicopter crashed into a residential building in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

The incident, which took place at Salvation road, Opebi, occurred at some minutes after 12 noon on Thursday.

It was gathered that the helicopter dropped from the sky and crashed into the residential building.

Spokesman of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Tunji Oketunbi, said personnel of the bureau have been drafted to the scene of the incident.

Officials of the Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and fire fighters are also at the scene.
Okunbor Nosa, public relations officer of LASEMA, said the helicopter was carrying three people.

Two were killed on impact and one was resuscitated and taken to the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

The two deaths are said to be the pilot and a passenger of the crashed helicopter.




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