By Rasaq Adebayo
Four persons aboard the private helicopter that crashed into building in the Ikeja area of Lagos State on Tuesday afternoon have been rescued alive.
The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) activated its disaster response plan to the incident which occurred around 1600hrs.
According to the permanent secretary, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the helicopter containing four persons including the pilot crash landed in front of the United Bank of Africa branch on the road.
“All four casualties have been retrieved from the aircraft alive. They have been transferred to hospital for further care. The area has been cordoned off and is being blanketed to prevent a secondary incident. All Emergency responders are on scene.”