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After An Electric Cable Collapsed On A Container Shop, Four Children Were Shocked To Death

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After An Electric Cable Collapsed On A Container Shop, Four Children Were Shocked To Death

Four children out of six have lost their lives through electrocution in a container shop after an electric cable fell on it in Ondo.

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Report coming into AbokiMusik, the four children, coupled with 2 other siblings were electrocuted in their aunt’s shop at Ile Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo state police command, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident.

Reporting the incident, Odunlami stated that the children were playing inside the metal shop container before the electric cable fell on it and cost their lives.

Also, an eyewitness confirmed;

“The electric cable fell on the container inside which the children were playing. They were rushed to the hospital, but there was no sufficient oxygen they could use for five of them. Four later gave up the ghost. But the case of the sixth child was not serious as she can walk and talk.

“The remaining two were taken to Trauma Centre in Ondo for treatment. One has been discharged, but the second child has been referred to OAU Teaching Hospital for treatment. Two of the victims came for holiday with aunt.”

Michael Barnabas, the BEDC’s Ondo State Corporate Affairs Manager offered his condolence to the families of the children as he claimed the incident was fatal because the metal container shop was under a high tension electric cable.

“Sadly, we received information about the electrocution of four little children within our network in Ile-Oluji due to an 11kv line that snapped. As a company, we condole with the families of the children because life is very sacred and should not end prematurely this way.

“According to information available to us, the children were in an iron container shop that was directly under an 11kv line that snapped which led to their electrocution when they had contact with the wire. The deaths would have been avoidable if there was nothing within the 11meters right of way statutorily required for such line.” He said.

 

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