4 white, black men on board as helicopter crashes into building in Ikeja, Lagos

There was panic in the Ikeja area of Lagos state on Tuesday as a helicopter crashed into a building and burst into flames.

The incident occurred opposite AP fuel station, close to a branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in the Oba Akran area of the state capital.

It was learnt that the incident occurred around 3:30pm.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the operator of the helicopter is not known yet.

“There were two white men and two black men on board. Three craters on the spot created by impact on the ground,” Ibrahim Farinloye of NEMA said.

Reports say the occupants were rescued alive.

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