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15-year-old girl electrocuted to dead while fetching water in Ogun

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A 15-year-old girl has lost her life due to electrocution while attempting to fetch water in the Olomore Housing Estate area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The tragic event happened on Sunday, as revealed by a statement from SP Omolola Odutola, the spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command.

According to Odutola’s statement, the distressing episode was reported to the Divisional Police Officer of Lafenwa by a concerned individual named Onyekachi Silas, residing in the Olomore housing estate. Onyekachi recounted to the DPO that his younger brother received a phone call late at night on March 31, 2024, around 23:50.

The caller informed them about the grievous incident involving a 15-year-old girl, whose name was withheld, but who happened to be Onyekachi’s wife’s younger sister and was residing with them.

The narrative continued, detailing how there was a power outage in the household at the time. Seizing the opportunity to fetch water from the well, the young girl, identified only as “Miracle,” unwittingly encountered a fatal turn of events.

As luck would have it, just as Miracle was retrieving water, the power was restored by IBDEC (Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company). Tragically, she was electrocuted by a naked cable belonging to the pumping machine installed inside the well.

Following the horrifying incident, Miracle was promptly rushed to Rose Hospital, where the attending doctor sadly confirmed her demise. The statement mentioned a lack of further details regarding the circumstances that led to the negligence of having a naked wire inside the well.

Nevertheless, an investigation has been initiated into the matter, and the deceased’s body has been deposited at the Oke Lantoro morgue for further proceedings.

The entire community mourns the loss of this young life and awaits the outcome of the investigation to prevent such tragic accidents from recurring in the future.

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