28 May 2016

High-Tension Wire Kills 14-Year Old Girl In Lagos

A high-tension wire fell on a 14-year-old girl, Deborah Faleke, and electrocuted her to death on Fagbeyiro Street in the Alakuko area of Lagos State.

According to PUNCH, Deborah, who had come to stay briefly with her elder sister, Bukola Ogunbajo, on the street, just left secondary school, having finished sitting for 2016/2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination about three weeks ago.

The wire which belonged to the Ikeja Electric – fell on the girl immediately electricity was restored to the area around 10am on Saturday. It was gathered that Deborah was at the gate of the apartment when the wire fell on her head and also injured a landlord in the area, whose name had yet to be ascertained.

The victim’s elder sister, Ogunbajo, and neighbours rushed Deborah to a hospital, but she was rejected. She was rushed to another hospital, where she was confirmed dead. It was gathered that the incident was reported at the Alakuko Police Division.

Some Ikeja Electric officials also visited the street on Saturday to reconnect the damaged high-tension wire, promising Ogunbajo’s landlord, identified only as Ogudugu, and the deceased’s family that a meeting would be held with them.

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