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Two persons have been confirmed dead and another critically injured after a helicopter crashed into a private building in the Opebi area of  Lagos State on Friday.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu while confirming the crash, 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.

He said two people died, adding that one person had been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The agency received distress calls 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 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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