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TR@GEDY: 5 Electrocuted While Installing Church Billboard Near High Tension in PH (Photo)

Atleast 5 people were el€ctrocuted to d€@th, and others critically wounded while installing a church billboard close to a high tension cable in Obiri-Ikwerre area of Rumuosi in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State, IgbereTV has learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atleast 5 people were el€ctrocuted to d€@th, and others critically wounded while installing a church billboard close to a high tension cable in Obiri-Ikwerre area of Rumuosi in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State, IgbereTV has learned.

 

According to eyewitnesses “the ugly incident happened on Monday, 21st August, 2023, when the metal billboard mistakenly touched the high voltage electric cable causing the tragedy.”.

 

Also, four others who received life-threatening burns were rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where doctors are currently battling to save their lives.

 

IgbereTV understands that the nine men had lifted the gigantic structure when its metal component touched the cable and immediately conducted an electric current.

 

The electric current gripped and shocked five of them to death while four others were said to be in critical condition.

 

The victims were said to be private businessmen contracted to mount the billboard for a new generation church.

 

When contacted by ThePunch, the spokesperson for the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.

 

She said, “Yes, we are aware. It is very unfortunate. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain what really happened. “

 

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