Sunday 20th August, 2017
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Faulty transformer electrocutes 5 persons in Rivers State

Faulty transformer electrocutes 5 persons in Rivers State

Five persons were al­legedly electrocuted on Tuesday morn­ing after a transformer at Rumuorosi in Rumuig­bo, in Obio/Akpo Local Government Area devel­oped fault leading to very high voltage.
An eyewitness, All­well Michael, narrated that the transformer that supplied electricity to the area exploded before the incident occurred.
He narrated that after the transformer explod­ed, power went off and was immediately restored but the current was very high.
“The transformer ex­ploded and they still brought light imme­diately. The current was so high that peo­ple rushed to switch off their gadgets. One man was fetching water when the thing happened. He rushed to put off his light but immediately he touched the switch, his white eyes came out and he died there. Five people died in the incident.”
Also, the Community Development Committee Chairman of Rumuoro­si, Comrade Emmanuel Womanda, noted that the incident had caused pan­ic in the area.

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