Teenage Girl Electrocuted While Fetching Water in Ogun


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Tragedy struck in the Olomore Housing Estate area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, as a 15-year-old girl was reportedly electrocuted while fetching water.

According to a statement released by SP Omolola Odutola, spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, said the incident occurred on Sunday.

Odutola said the case was reported to the Divisional Police Officer of Lafenwa by one Onyekachi Silas at Olomore housing estate.

“A cases of electrocution was reported to the Divisional Police Officer of Lafenwa by one Onyekachi Silas “m” of Olomore housing estate Abeokuta”.

“Onyekachi narrated to the DPO that his younger brother called him on phone on the 31/03/24 at about 23:50hrs that one Miracle Ogbonna “f” 15 years, who is also the brothers wife younger sister , and residing with them”.

“He further stated that there was a power outage in the house, and Miracle went to the Well to fetch water. In process of Miracle fetching water, power was restored by IBEDC”.

“Miracle was tragically electrocuted by a naked cable wire of the pumping machine imbedded in the Well”.

“She was rescued and rushed to Rose Hospital, where the duty Doctor confirmed her dead”.

“No further details yet , about the negligent circumstances of imbedding a naked wire into a Well”.

“Investigation has commenced and the corpse have been deposited at Oke Lantoro morgue”, she added.

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