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Published On: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

Four Die, Eight Rescue as Helicopter Plunges into Lagos Lagoon

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LAGOS AUGUST 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – No fewer than four people were reported dead, while eight people survived o when a helicopter plunged into Lagos lagoon on Wednesday afternoon.
URHOBOTODAY reliably gathered that the helicopter which was traveling from an oil rig before crashing into the lagoon belonged to Bristow, a Houston, Texas-based firm that charters helicopters to oil and gas companies
Spokesman Yakubu Dati of the Federal Airports Authority who confirmed that the helicopter belonged to Bristow said four people died and eight survived the crash, adding that the nationalities of those involved were immediately known.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the helicopter was en route from an offshore oil rig when it crashed Wednesday afternoon near Third Mainland Bridge, between Victoria Island and the mainland.

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