At least two people were electrocuted on Tuesday at a
construction site around Sparkling Junction along Yakubu Gowon Road in
Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
One other person was also taken to the hospital as a result of the incident.
correspondent gathered that the victims were working on the newly
constructed branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) located in the
Witnesses said the incident occurred when an iron ladder touched a high tension wire.
victims, it was learnt, were peeling off the stickers on the tiles of
the wall of the new bank building when the iron ladder suddenly came in
contact with a high tension wire.
“The incident occurred when
NESCO (the local power distribution company) turned on power and the
victims were suddenly electrocuted. One was taken to the hospital,” he
Typev Terna, the state police spokesperson, did not respond to the calls put to his phone by our correspondent.
Ibrahim Ahmad, an elder brother of one of the deceased, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.
incident occurred on Tuesday. My younger brother who is one of the
victims has been buried according to Islamic rites,” he said.