Housewife electrocuted at Gwako community
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.