Naval Helicopter Crash:NEMA Concludes Search and Rescue Operation,Recovers Six Bodies



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The National Emergency Management Authority has announced the  recovery of “recovery of the bodies of the six passengers on-board the the helicopter” which crashed in Baelsa state today.

An update on the tragedy was given in statement by Yushau Shuaib,head public relations of NEMA this evening in which he announced the conclusion of search and rescue  operation.

Yushau said “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that conclusion of the search and rescue operation over a Naval helicopter that crashed this afternoon in Nember area of Bayelsa State.

He added that”The operation which involved collaborations of response agencies and volunteers led to the recovery of the bodies of the six passengers on-board the  helicopter.

“While the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary, further details on the victims will soon be announced after their families have been formally informed” NEMA’s spokesman said.

Meanwhile the ruling PDP has confirmed the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa and  formeR NSA General Owoye Azazi.

The identities of four other bodies recovered also  by NEMA remain unknown.


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