NERC begins probe of Abuja electrocution incidence
The Acting Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Anthony Akah, weekend, visited the place where three persons were electrocuted and others injured in Tudun Wada area of Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory-Abuja.
The fatal incidence occurred on the previous Saturday when a conductor from a transformer went up in flames and caused a power surge across households at Anguwan Tiv area of the community.
Akah, who led some top officials of the commission and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said that the visit was made to commiserate with the survivors and families of the three deceased persons while investigation into the causes of the accident continued.
NERC also directed the AEDC to settle the medical expenses of the victims.
Consequently, the AEDC, yesterday, in a statement it issued, said that it would be responsible for the treatment of the victims.
The statement also said that the AEDC had constituted an eight-man investigative team to look into the matter.
Meanwhile, the AEDC Director, Risk and Compliance, Mr Collins Chabuka, said: “For the avoidance of doubt, we need to state that preliminary reports on the incident confirmed that three people died, while two persons were treated and immediately discharged and a third person is still receiving treatment.”