UPdate! 3rd Mailand Bridge Helicopter Crash Reportedly Leaves 3 Dead
A Chopper with 12 people on board Wednesday crashed in the Oworonsoki lagoon in Lagos It was said to be coming from Port Harcourt.
According to reports, three of those on board were confirmed dead while four wounded ones were moved to the nearby Gbagada General Hospital.
The crash was said to have occurred at the back of Oworonsoki Police station after a loud bang was heard from the helicopter.
First respondents, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, its Lagos state counterparts, LASEMA, and policemen are said to have embarked on rescue operations.
According to the Divisional Police Office Oworonshoki, who led offices to the scene to rescue victims, there was a loud sound from the aircraft before the crash. He said more officers including the Area Commander Ikeja Command were at the scene assisting operatives of NEMA in the rescue operations.
To make rescue operations easier, routes to the site of the crash had been cordoned off.