NERC set to investigate electrocution of Abuja residents

Posted by News Express | 9 July 2016 | 1,940 times

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is commencing an investigation to unravel the causes behind the electrocution of six residents of Tudun – Wada village, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Acting Director General of the Commission, Mr Anthony Akah, told journalists after visiting the site of the incident that the panel of enquiry will investigate the exact numbers of casualties as well as the role or otherwise of the distribution company.

He also assured victims that government will take responsibility for the cost of their treatments.

Last week Saturday was no doubt a black Saturday for families, who lost their loved ones to the incident.

Residents say six deaths and about 40 persons, including children, were injured when the accident happened. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows power grid.

Source: News Express

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