Search For Missing Passengers In Lagos Helicopter Crash Still Ongoing
Efforts are still on to find the remaining passagers after at least four people were killed and six injured when a helicopter returning from an oil rig plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos on Wednesday.
The twin-engine Sikorsky, operated by the US-based Bristow Group, came down behind a police station in the Oworonshoki area in the city's north, according to the National Emergency Management Agency. Two people were still missing, it said.
"Four dead bodies [have been] recovered so far," said NEMA spokesperson Ibrahim Farinloye, adding that the injured had been taken to two hospitals.
"Efforts are still on to find the remaining passengers as well as the debris of the helicopter," Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office said in a statement.
A witness told Channels TV news station the helicopter made a loud noise before nose-diving into the water near the 12km Third Mainland Bridge, the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.