A resident of Opebi Street in Lagos, who witnessed a helicopter accident in the area on Friday, August 28, 2020, has decried the lack of empathy by some Lagosians towards the accident victims.
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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The man, who identified himself as John said that the first responders, who rushed to the scene stole the victims’ mobile phones and cash. He also said he lost his phone while trying to rescue them.
He said, “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. Even my phone was taken away, I gave it to someone while trying to rescue them but the person ran away with it.”