Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Man dies fixing faulty high-tension wire

A 34-year-old man, identified as Kurokeme Awudu, has been electrocuted at Ohorhor community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident occurred late Sunday when Awudu, who hailed from Kpakiama community in Bomadi Local Government Area of the state, was trying to connect a faulty electric power line which transmits power to Bomadi and its environ.

The incident generated a gridlock on the everbusy Ohorhor Junction on the East-West Road as commuters and villagers trooped to the scene where the man met his untimely death.

According to a witness, Okpako Bobo, the late Awudu was travelling from his home town Kpakiama to Ughelli and on getting to Ohorhor Junction was surprised that Ohorhor which shares the same power source with Kpakiama had electricity while Kpakiam and its environs were in darkness.

Bobo said the deceased alighted from the commercial vehicle and borrowed a ladder from someone in Ohorhor and attempted to rectify the fault. He was electrocuted while his lifeless body fell to the ground. The witness said the body was there for many hours before it was taken to the Bomadi General Hospital.

One of the medical personnel at the hospital, who declined to give his name, he said the man was brought in dead (BID). During a visit to the family house of the deceased at Ogubo Egede Quarters in Kpakiama, men and women wore long faces, discussing the unfortunate incident which had befallen them.

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