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Two persons electrocuted in Niger

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Two persons have been confirmed dead and several others critically injured in an electrical upsurge in Anguwan Biri in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger state.

The state’s Director-General, Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA, Ibrahim Inga, disclosed in Minna on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday as a result of a power surge resulting from contact between a 33KV line and distribution line in the area.

He said that a middle-aged man, Mohammed Tetengi and 8 year old Ayomide Micheal died in the incident and several people sustained various degrees of injuries.

Mr Inga said that three persons were currently receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital.

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He said that officials of the agency have visited the scene to conduct an assessment on the level of damage, adding that the remains of the victims have been buried according to Christian and Islamic rites.

Police Public Relation Officer in Niger, Bala Elkanah, said the properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed in the incident.

Mr Elkanah, a police DSP, assured that investigation would be carried out to determine the actual cause of the incident.

 

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