Opebi tragedy: Lagos begins reconstruction of helicopter crash scene

Opebi tragedy: Lagos begins reconstruction of helicopter crash scene

- Reconstruction is ongoing at the scene of a helicopter crash in Opebi

- Lagos state government made this disclosure barely three days after the tragic incident

- The crash led to the death of two people including the pilot with one reportedly injured

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Lagos state government on Tuesday, September 1, disclosed that it has commenced the reconstruction of the scene where a helicopter recently crashed in Opebi, damaging the fence as two people lost their lives including the pilot.

Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known in the early morning of the new month via a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Akosile also shared the pictures of the ongoing reconstruction of the damaged fences, emphasising that the development of Lagos is the priority of the Sanwo-Olu-led government.

Legit.ng recalls that the Bell 206 helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation, on the noon of Friday, August 28, crashed into a private house at Opebi area of Lagos.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) swang to action in a rescue mission that lessened the magnitude of the tragedy.

Opebi tragedy: Lagos begins reconstruction of helicopter crash scene

Reconstruction is ongoing at the scene of a helicopter crash in Opebi. Credit: Twitter (Gboyega Akosile).
Source: Twitter

Two people were confirmed dead while one person who was seriously injured was immediately taken to the hospital for prompt medical attention.

President Muhammadu Buhari later commiserated with families, friends and associates of victims of the helicopter.

Buhari, in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina in Abuja after the crash, noted that the nation awaited report of an investigation into the accident by aviation regulatory agencies.

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In a related report, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state House of Assembly asked Governor Sanwo-Olu to explain the whereabouts of three helicopters belonging to the state government.

The matter was raised during plenary on Monday, August 24, the sequel to the matter of urgent public importance moved by the chief whip of the House, Mojisola Miranda.

The House summoned some key government officials to explain to the Assembly the agreement between the state and Caverton Helicopters, the managers of the helicopters.

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