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Third Helicopter crash victim dies in Lagos hospital

Valentine Chinyem

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The third victim in the helicopter crash which occured on Friday at Opebi, Lagos, had been confirmed dead.

This was revealed by Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

“The third crash victim is dead,” Mr. Okunbor said.

The pilot the Bell Helicopter 206B3 belonging to Quorum Aviation Ltd, had died immediately the chopper crashed, but a third person, said to be a passenger was resuscitated and taken to LASUTH for further treatment before finally passing out.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Mr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed that the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had retrieved the black box of the helicopter for more investigations.

Adding that the wreck of the aircraft was recovered from the scene in all earlier operation by the agency and other agencies such as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency, Accident Investigation Bureau and the road safety agency, FRSC.

Meanwhile, the affected buildings will be subjected to integrity testing while the entire area will be fumigated to prevent secondary hazards.