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Man electrocuted while vandalising transformer in Lagos

power-transmitting-station16 September 2014, Abuja – Residents of Lonlo area of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos woke up yesterday to find the corpse of a man that was electrocuted inside a transformer cabin.

The deceased, whose identity could not be ascertained, was said to have been electrocuted while vandalising the transformer.

According to reports,  the deceased who was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans trousers, apparently hid under the cover of darkness and power failure to  remove the steel covering of the power equipment.

Just then, power was restored and there was reportedly a spark from the transformer.
His motionless position alerted curious passers-by who initially assumed he was an official of the Ikeja Power Distribution Company. But on close observation, he was discovered to have been electrocuted.

The incident created a scene as residents thronged the scene to have a glimpse.
Police sources at Iju said the local government council had been informed towards removing the corpse.


– Vanguard

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