Two persons were electrocuted on
Tuesday at a construction site around
Sparkling Junction along Yakubu Gowon
Road in Jos South Local Government
Area of Plateau State.
One other person was also taken to the
hospital as a result of the incident.
Our correspondent gathered that the
victims were working on the newly
constructed branch of the United Bank
for Africa (UBA) located in the said area.
Witnesses said the incident occurred
when an iron ladder touched a high
The victims, it was learnt, were peeling
off the stickers on the tiles of the wall of
the new bank building when the iron
ladder suddenly came in contact with a
high tension wire.
“The incident occurred when NESCO (the
local power distribution company)
turned on power and the victims were
suddenly electrocuted. One was taken to
the hospital,” he said.
Typev Terna, the state police
spokesperson, did not respond to the
calls put to his phone by our
Ibrahim Ahmad, an elder brother of one
of the deceased, confirmed the incident
to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday.
“The incident occurred on Tuesday. My
younger brother who is one of the
victims has been buried according to
Islamic rites,” he said.