House­wife elec­tro­cuted at Gwako com­mu­nity

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Tragedy struck on Mon­day evening when a mid­dle-aged house­wife was elec­tro­cuted at Gwako com­mu­nity in Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil of the FCT.

A wit­ness said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 5:12 pm when the de­ceased, whose name was given as Mama Ju­mai, was spread­ing her washed clothes on top of one of the ropes at the back­yard of her house and her hands sud­denly touched a naked elec­tric wire that orig­i­nated from one of the rooms in­side the com­pound.

Ac­cord­ing to the wit­ness, the woman fell to the ground af­ter the elec­tric shock and some women in­side the com­pound ran out to pour wa­ter on her in or­der to re­vive her vainly as the woman was later con­firmed dead at the hospi­tal she was rushed to.

He said: “At the time the in­ci­dent hap­pened, there was no any man at home and women rushed to pour wa­ter on her, not know­ing that it was elec­tric shock. Doc­tors con­firmed her dead at the hospi­tal.’’

When con­tacted, the Gwag­wal­ada Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO), Mr. John Etim, said he was not aware of the in­ci­dent as it was not re­ported at his sta­tion.

In an­other in­ci­dent, six per­sons were se­ri­ously in­jured in mul­ti­ple ac­ci­dents which oc­curred Tues­day morn­ing near Govern­ment Sec­ondary School (GSS) Yan­goji, on the Abuja-Lokoja road.

A wit­ness said the ac­ci­dent, which hap­pened around 8:47 am, in­volved three ve­hi­cles, a Peu­geot car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber AC 724 ABC, a Volk­swa­gen Golf car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber XC 285GWA and Nis­san Sunny car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber XC 383 ABJ.

He said one of the ve­hi­cles com­ing from Gwag­wal­ada road, over­took dan­ger­ously and the driv­ers of the two other ve­hi­cles com­ing from the be­hind, lost con­trol of their cars and rammed into each other.

The wit­ness said the six in­jured vic­tims were taken to the hospi­tal for at­ten­tion.

When con­tacted, Yan­goji Unit Com­man­der of the Federal Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC) Aus­tine Chuk­wudi Okeke, con­firmed the ac­ci­dent, which he said, in­volved three ve­hi­cles.

He at­trib­uted the ac­ci­dent to over speed­ing and loss of con­trol, say­ing the six in­jured vic­tims were taken to Kwali Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

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