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LASEMA stops man from committing suicide in Lagos capital.

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ZdOke-Osanyintolu said that the victim sustained suspected fracture at the distal end of the right tibia on account of alcohol intoxication and suicide attempt.

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, says the agency has rescued a man who attempted suicide at National Bus Stop, Ikeja.

Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in an interview with NoRM‘s known Media in Lagos.

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According to him, the man allegedly fell from a height with a view of suicide attempt on Saturday and a distress call was made to the emergency agency.

He said that the alleged ‘suicider’ was rescued by LASEMA officials alive.

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“We received a distress call around 9:50 a.m. about a man reported to have attempted to commit suicide at National Bus Stop, Ikeja.

File Photo: Lagos State Emergency Management Agency trying to rescue man who wants to commit Suicide at Ikeja | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

“ This prompted the immediate activation of our emergency responders to the scene,” he said.

He explained that when his team got to the scene, they met an adult male who sustained open lacerated wound on the heel of his left leg.

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Oke-Osanyintolu said that the victim sustained suspected fracture at the distal end of the right tibia on account of alcohol intoxication and suicide attempt.

“Information gathered at the scene of incident was that the adult man fell from height with a view of suicide attempt.

“At the scene safety was ensured, wound was irrigated, the victim was assessed and vitals checked with BP 130/80mmHG, PR 92bpm, RR 22cpm, spo2 92 per cent, gcs 15.

“Oxygen was administered with Nasal Cannula at 4 lit for 45mins and his bleeding was controlled and dressed with 1m 75mg of diclofenac and he was also given a litre of Normal Saline,” he said.

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He said that the man was immediately taken to Ikeja General Hospital for further treatment.

He said that the victim was responding to treatment adding that investigation was ongoing.

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#Newsworthy

Lagos Helicopter Crash: Two Loses To Death. | Photos

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A helicopter crash has killed two people and critically injured one person in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday, according to a state official.

Sources say that the helicopter, a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW which belongs to Quorum Aviation, came in from Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital with two crew members and a passenger.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, the injured victim has been taken to the hospital, while the dead bodies have been deposited at the mortuary.

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Flash: There’s been a helicopter crash in a private house at Opebi area of Lagos. Two people confirmed dead, 1 person badly wounded and has been taken to the hospital. The dead bodies have been deposited at the mortuary.

DG of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Osanyintolu, speaks to Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) on the helicopter crash in Lagos that killed two people and injured one person on Friday.

Meanwhile, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Osanyintolu, confirmed that the accident happened at mid-day when a distress call was made.

The LASEMA boss noted that with the quick response by the emergency team, one person was rescued.

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“At about 12noon, we received a distress call in our command and control centre that there was a helicopter mishap and immediately we activated the Lagos state emergency response team.

“We were able to rescue one person alive and he has been transferred to the Lagos state teaching hospital where he is receiving adequate treatment, but it is pertinent to note that we recovered two bodies and they have been deposited at the mortuary.

“Based on the investigation carried out, it was due to the impact that led to their mortalities,” Dr Osanyintolu stressed that people on the ground were not affected by the crash.”

Similarly, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said “about a few hours ago, we got information that there was a crash, so we contacted the control tower and they confirmed that they lost control. We called on NEMA headquarters to look at the distress alert which confirmed the crash and gave us the coordinates.

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A Big, Loud Sound
An eyewitness, Adepeju Johnson, was in her residence when she heard the noise from the helicopter blades, wondering what it was, she first thought it was about to rain, only to see thick black smoke and loud noise between her building and that of her daughter-in-law.

“This one landed where it was least expected. Unfortunately, the helicopter was between my house and my daughter-in-law’s house.

“There was a big sound I’ve never heard in my life, there was thick smoke, but there was no fire. All I have to do is to thank God because it did not land on the roof,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, the Accident Investigation Bureau has recovered the black box from the crashed helicopter while emergency response agencies began clearance of the wreckage from the scene.


#Newsworthy…

LASEMA begins demolition of buildings.

…says they are weak and in distress.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says the agency has started demolition of distressed buildings in Lagos.

Oke-Osanyintolu spoke during the demolition of a three-storey building located at Bamigbose street, Lagos Island on Saturday, December 14th.

According to him, the three-storey building located at 54 Bamgbose Street was in a state of distress with visible crackings on different parts of the house. He said that another distressed building on the same street was also brought down to ground zero on December 11.

He said that the owners had already removed the roof of the second building located at 52 Bamgbose Street to persuade tenants to vacate the property. The LASEMA boss said that before the agency carried out the demolition, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA); the Material Testing Agency; and Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning had made their recommendations to the government.

”The Ministry’s recommendations are necessary to carry out stress tests to ascertain the integrity of the building. After thorough investigations, the ministry agreed that the houses should be taken to ground zero.

”Consequently, the residents of the building were advised to vacate the premises within five days for their safety,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that the demolition of the building at 54 Bamgbose Street reached Ground zero between 11:30 p.m on Friday and 3:44 a.m on Saturday. He said that the Agency was committed to safety of lives and property of residents in the state and that the state government had resolved to redevelop Lagos Island.

According to him, there are many buildings that are over 100 years old across the state, adding that the demolition was in line with the state government determination to protect the lives and properties of Lagos residents.

#Newsworthy…