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“Rescuers” stole cash, phones from victims of Lagos helicopter crash – eye witness


A resident of Opebi Street in Ikeja, Lagos, condemned the activities of some so-called rescuers of victims of an helicopter crash in the area on Friday.

The man, who witnessed the accident in the area, told Sahara Reporters that some of the rescuers lack empathy.

The man, who identified himself as John, claimed that first responders who rushed to the scene stole victims’ mobile phones and cash.

“It’s so bad we could do this to ourselves, some people rushed here pretending as if they were helping us to bring out the bodies of those involved in the accident only for them to steal their phones and money,” he said.

“Even my phone was taken away, I gave it to someone while trying to rescue them but the person ran away with it.”

John added that the helicopter hovered several times around the area before crashing into the building.

The helicopter, a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW, ‘belongs to Quorum Aviation, an air transportation and logistics company.

It was coming from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with two crew – members and a passenger, when the accident occurred.

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