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Two EKEDC staff electrocuted during transformer repair in Obalende



Two staff members of the  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) have been confirmed dead after electrocution at the Obalende area of Lagos Island in Lagos State.

This was disclosed by the Lagos Police Command on Sunday.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the case was reported to the Lion Building Division of the command on Saturday at about 5.55 pm by another member of staff of the EKEDC from Lagos Island.

He said the EKEDC worker reported that on Saturday, one of his colleagues identified as Umaru, 51 years old,  allegedly got electrocuted while digging to locate a faulty transformer cable at the  P&T Obalende area.

“In the process, another colleague named Sunday Awaruwa, 48 years old, who tried to rescue the victim was also electrocuted.

“Based on the report, detectives visited and photographed the scene, rescued the victims and rushed them  to the Lagos Island General Hospital,  where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“Their remains were deposited at the  IDH Morgue, Yaba, for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress,” he said. 

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