Helicopter crash: Deputy gov, SSG visit victims at hospital, as 6 people survived, 4 dead, others injured and lost

The crashed Helicopter: Credit: Channelstv
The crashed Helicopter: Credit: Channelstv

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, and the Secretary to State Government, Tunji Bello, visited four victims of the helicopter crash at the burns and trauma unit of the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos on Wednesday.

Adebule came in company with officials from the federal and state emergency management agencies.
After visiting the victims at the trauma ward, Adebule told journalists that four of them were in a stable condition.

She stated that six people survived the crash and two of them were receiving treatment  at the Afolabi Hospital in Oworonsoki while the other four were at the burns unit in Gbagada.
Adebule said,”Six people survived and we are still searching for others.We took two of them to a private hospital that is close to the crash site and we brought the others to the trauma centre so that they can receive care as soon as possible.
“I just spoke to the victims and they are responding well. We will also transfer the other two at the private hospital here. We can’t give you the accurate figure of those affected yet because rescue efforts are still ongoing.
“We are still searching the site and we hope to get more people rescued.”
Doctors and nurses at the burns and trauma unit were seen running around to save the victims on admission at the unit.
Some nurses and attendant were also seen carrying gauze and other blood-soaked equipment to the theatre at the burns unit of the hospital.
One of the doctors told our correspondent that four victims were brought to the hospital two hours after the crash occurred.
He said, “The patients that survived are here and we are doing all we can to ensure that they survive.
“With what we are seeing, they should all survive. Two have injuries to the bones and all have minor to major degrees of burns. They are responding to treatment.”
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