A resident of Salvation Road, Opebi Ikeja Lagos, Balogun Ismaila has described as a miracle the fact that no resident died as a result of the helicopter crash that led to the death of two persons with one other seriously injured.
The helicopter crashed into a residential building around 12:15pm on Friday.
The Accident investigation Bureau AIB said it received report of the accident involving an Helicopter in Opebi Area of Lagos.
Spokesperson AIB, Tunji Oketunbi said they have deployed their crew to the scene.
Director General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the accident.
He said the agency received distress calls concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja and that the agency immediately activated the emergency response plan.
Oke-Osanyintolu said the helicopter was carrying three people, and that one was in the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the other two were killed on impact and there bodies had been deposited in mortuary . He however did not say how the incident happened or what led to the crash.
But a resident of the area, Balogun Ismaila who spoke to our correspondent in Lagos said it was only a miracle that saved those in the building as well as many that we’re around the crash site.
“If you see this place and impact of what happened, you will know what was God that saved the people in the building and those around the area.
“Although it did did not take the people outside by surprise because they saw the helicopter falling down, so most of them ran away before it landed, it was luck or miracle that saved those inside because it only broke down the fence with reaching the main building,” he said.
“We are on top of challenges, especially crowd control. Operation is ongoing and updates will follow,” he said.