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Suspected thief electrocuted as transformer blows in Festac
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Suspected thief electrocuted as transformer blows in Festac

A suspected thief was electrocuted when a transformer blew in Festac, Lagos. The incident happened on Friday morning, October 1, 2021, at 721 Road, G close, and residents claim the deceased was known in the area for stealing. Since the incident, no one has come to claim his body. Watch the video below.
Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon
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Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon

A newly-wed couple from South Africa were electrocuted to death on Sunday June 13, just a day after they returned from their honeymoon.   Gauteng police confirmed that the bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were found on Sunday afternoon.   Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the couple's bodies were found in the shower.   Masondo said;   “It is suspected that the couple were electrocuted. Police are still waiting for the post-mortem results that will confirm the cause of death.”   It was alleged that 24-year-old Khan was electrocuted after touching a tap in the shower and her husband was electrocuted when he tried to help her.   Community activist, Aziz Ally told newsmen that power outages and il...
15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue
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15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue

A 15-year-old boy, Emmanuel Ameh, has been electrocuted in Achusah area of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. It was gathered that the deceased, a student of Benue State University Technical College, died due to the alleged negligence of the staff of Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JED, in Makurdi. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, April 22, uncle to the deceased, Samuel Olokpo, said officials of JED came to the house when everyone had gone to work and disconnected electric lines belonging to four households. "On Monday morning, April 19, when everybody had gone to work and school, JED staff went to do their round of disconnection of customers who were indebted to the company. In the afternoon, some of our neighbours’ kids were playing around the pole and one of them m...
Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging
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Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging

A Russian woman has died of electric shock after her smartphone fell in the bath while she was charging it. Office worker Anastasia Scherbinina, 25, who had previously worked as an aide to the local MP, was taking a bath when she was electrocuted at her home in Novosibirsk, reports say. "She took a bath before going to sleep, and had her smartphone with her," said a report citing law enforcement. "It was almost out of charge, so she used a power cable, so as not to be apart with the smartphone even when taking a bath. "She dropped the phone and was electrocuted. "She died instantly." Police are understood to be investigating the circumstances of her death. The tragedy follows warnings from the Russian authorities and police following a succession of deaths from...
26-year-old Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Electricity Cable in Benue
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26-year-old Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Electricity Cable in Benue

A 26-year-old electrician identified as Humble Paul, was electrocuted to death in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State while reconnecting electric cables disconnected by power officials over non payment of bill. The incident occurred Sunday evening, March 28, at Ede Ai-agbenu community in Okpoga when some persons contacted the deceased to reconnect their wires for a pastry sum of N400. According to a resident of Ai-agbenu village, power was restored while Paul was carrying out his duty on the top of the electric pole with his body resting on the wires. He was electrocuted and died instantly. It was gathered that the electrician had climbed the electric pole without hand gloves or any protective jackets.
UNIUYO Staff Electrocuted While Reconnecting Vandalized Armored Cable
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UNIUYO Staff Electrocuted While Reconnecting Vandalized Armored Cable

A staff of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, identified as Effiong Joseph has been electrocuted. It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday afternoon, January 28, while the deceased and his colleague, one Michael Udosen, were trying to reconnect an armored cable that had earlier been vandalised near the language laboratory of the institution’s town campus. Effiong died on the spot while Udosen is still unconscious after being rushed to the University Teaching hospital for treatment. See Photos Below:
Electrician Electrocuted to Death in Ilasamaja, Lagos
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Electrician Electrocuted to Death in Ilasamaja, Lagos

An electrician has been electrocuted to death at Agric bustop, Ilasamaja, Lagos. The electrician who is yet to be identified climbed the pole to help change the wire connected to a house while there was no light, a source said. “ He had climbed the pole to help change the wire connected to a house, when power supply was restored and he got electrocuted. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.” More information to come, story still developing.
Policeman Electrocuted in Abuja
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Policeman Electrocuted in Abuja

Lasaka Habila, a chief superintendent of police (CSP) has been confirmed dead after being electrocuted in the federal capital territory (FCT). Habila's death was confirmed in a statement released by the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sunday June 7. The policeman who was electrocuted while cutting branches off a tree opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Garki, Abuja, was rushed to the National Hospital by FEMA officials where he was confirmed dead The statement read in part; "At the scene of the tragedy was a cutlass seen lying around the tree after the incident, [said] to have been used by the victim to cut down branches from the tree which were seen littered around the scene. “It is also believed that the victim may have been electrocuted by a high...
55-year-old Woman and her Daughter Electrocuted Inside her Shop in Anambra
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55-year-old Woman and her Daughter Electrocuted Inside her Shop in Anambra

A 10-year-old girl and her 55-year-old mother, Mrs. Patience Ughana, were on Monday evening, electrocuted inside their shop along Nnewi-Nnobi road in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra state. Confirming the incident, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, the state Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, said a high tension wire fell on the shop, electrocuting the victims. A statement signed and released by Kumapayi on Tuesday May 19, read “It was reported that a high tension wire opposite St. Peters Clavers, along Nnewi-Nnobi road cut and fell on the roof of a shop, electrocuting two female victims. The deceased were identified as Mrs Patience Ugbana, 55, and her 10 year-old daughter, Adaeze. “The victims were rushed to Rose of Sharon Hospital by sympathisers before the a...
Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail
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Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail

Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, who was detained by the Lagos state police command over the death of video vixen and dancer, Kodak, at his studio in Omole, Lagos in April, has been granted bail. Police sources who confirmed his release to LIB, said Clarence and others who were detained over the death of Kodak, were granted administrative bail while investigation continues. ''They were granted administrative bail while investigation is ongoing. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation as soon as it is concluded'' the source said Clarence and some members of his team were invited for questionning  and were detained by the police who are investigating the circumstances surrounding Kodak's death. Kodak was said to have been elect...
Lagos Police Explains Why they are Still Detaining Clarence Peters Over Kodak’s Death
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Lagos Police Explains Why they are Still Detaining Clarence Peters Over Kodak’s Death

The Lagos state Police has explained why they are still detaining Clarence Peters over the death of popular dancer, Kodak. LIB reported earlier that Kodak died after being electrocuted while charging her phone at the ace music video director's studio at Omole Estate, Lagos. Though Clarence Peters had debunked report of him being arrested as he revealed that he willingly made himself available to the police, Lagos State Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana told Premium Times on Monday May 4, that he is still in their custody. Bala said they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the dancer and also waiting for the autopsy result. He further revealed that the investigation is a natural cause, and also important for...
“It Is Sad We Lost You ” – Kaffy Pens Teary Tribute To Picture Kodak
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“It Is Sad We Lost You ” – Kaffy Pens Teary Tribute To Picture Kodak

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, better known as Kaffy has taken time to write lengthy tribute to her fallen colleague, Love Divine better know as Picture Kodak. Kaffy Picture Kodak, a video-vixen, was yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, electrocuted at Clarence Peters’ Omole Estate home while charging her phone. Following the electrocution, she was rushed to a hospital within Omole Estate where she was declared dead. While mourning her demise, Kaffy took to her Instagram page to express her pains and tell more about late Picture Kodak. She shared the image above and captioned it, ” This is not the kind of post I have ever imagined I would be doing about you . Ever since I saw you on Dance with Peter I remember telling Flex and Peter that I wanted to mentor you beca...
Wizkid Reacts To The Death Of Popular Female Dancer And Video Vixen, Picture Kodak
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Wizkid Reacts To The Death Of Popular Female Dancer And Video Vixen, Picture Kodak

Popular and internationally celebrated Nigerian singer Wizkid has joined the long list of celebrities reacting to the death of popular video vixen, Kodak. The energetic dancer who said to have gave up the ghost at the home of popular music video director, Clarence Peters after being electrocuted while charging her phone. Top artists from Olamide to Simi to Poco Lee to Yemi Alade, Blaqbonez and more have all shared their heartbreaks over the sudden death of Kodak. Kodak was an huge energetic dancer on our screens and was one of the dancer in Olamide’s hit song years ago, ‘Wo.’ Meanwhile, Wizkid have now reacted to her death. Wizkid screenshoted Olamide’s post about Kodak and captioned it with an heartbreak emoji. See the screenshot below: Well, Nigerians hav...
‘Anyone Can Die Any Time’ – Blaqbonez Mourns Picture Kodak
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‘Anyone Can Die Any Time’ – Blaqbonez Mourns Picture Kodak

Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez has continued to mourn the death of video vixen, Picture Kodak. Kodak died after she was electrocuted while trying to charge her phone in the home of music video director, Clarence Peters. He said ”RIP PICTURE KODAK “I will always remember you for the amazing person that you were, you brought life to everything you touched, it’s too hard for me to grasp the concept of your death but I hope you’re in a better place ‘The vixen in the Haba Video, ‘picture Kodak’ just died, it hurts so much cos we became close after, I don’t know how to handle my emotions. ”This life is mad short, wtf. Anybody can die any fucking time.” This life is mad short, wtf. Anybody can die any fucking time — Nigerian Adele ??‍? ?‍☠️ (@BlaqBonez) April 30, 2020 ...
Popular Video Vixen, LD, Dies In Clarence Peters’ House (Details)
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Popular Video Vixen, LD, Dies In Clarence Peters’ House (Details)

A popular Nigerian video-vixen, known as LD (Love-Divine), with Instagram handle @picturekodak, was yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, electrocuted in Clarence Peters’ Omole Estate home while charging her phone. Following the electrocution, she was rushed to an hospital within Omole Estate where she was declared dead. Clarence Peters is the 36-year-old son of ace musician, Sir Shina Peters and star actress, Clarion Chukwura. An award-winning music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer, Peters has worked with big names in the entertainment industry.
Suspected Cable Thief Electrocuted While Vandalising Transformer in Enugu
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Suspected Cable Thief Electrocuted While Vandalising Transformer in Enugu

A young man was electrocuted while vandalizing a transformer in Enugu. According to Facebook user, Ifeanyi Eze, who shared photos from the scene of the incident, the deceased was trying to steal a cable from the transformer when he was burnt to death. "A young man trying to steal an electronic cable connected to a high tension transformer in one of the local areas in Enugu state burnt to death by the same electronic cable im the process when trying to pull off the cable from the transformer.
Teenage Wheelbarrow Pusher Electrocuted in Enugu
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Teenage Wheelbarrow Pusher Electrocuted in Enugu

A young wheelbarrow pusher was electrocuted on Wednesday morning while attempting to pluck mangoes from a tree along Enugu Road, in Nsukka Local Government Area of  Enugu State. It was gathered that the deceased said to be about 18 years old, had climbed up the mango tree and, using a short rod iron, and had mistakenly made contact with a live high tension wire which electrocuted and killed him instantly. Mr Eze, a resident of the area who said that he did not know the exact time the incident happened, suggested that the man might have climbed the mango tree to pluck mangoes with an iron rod and had made contact with the high tension wire which got him electrocuted. “I just saw his lifeless body with electric burns under the mango tree while I was rushing out for work,” sa...
Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia

  At  least 23 people were confirmed dead on Thursday and thousands were forced to evacuate, after severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year. Residents of Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year's eve fireworks on Wednesday, Aljazeera reports. Jakarta's domestic airport was also shut, leaving almost 20,000 passengers stranded. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said on Wednesday that monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 90 neighbourhoods and triggered a landslide in Kota Depok, a city on the outskirts of Jakarta. Wibowo said the dead included a 16-year-old high school student who was electrocuted while more than 19,000 people were in temporary shelters after floodwa...
Dirty December In Philippine As Typhoon Phanfone Kills 28 People
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Dirty December In Philippine As Typhoon Phanfone Kills 28 People

Typhoon Phanfone, which made landfall on Tuesday, caused severe floods and destroyed homes in several provinces. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, 12 people remain missing. The typhoon led to the evacuation of more than 58,000 people and stranded thousands over the holiday period. Officials said some of the dead were hit by trees, while others were electrocuted or drowned. Phanfone struck close to regions hit by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than 6,000 people and considered one of the Philippines' deadliest storms. Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon Ursula, made its way through many islands of central Philippines on 25 December. It reached winds of 200kmph (125 miles per hour), leaving thousands stranded as they tried...
Thailand: Football Fan Electrocuted By His Phone As He Watched A Match On Phone
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Thailand: Football Fan Electrocuted By His Phone As He Watched A Match On Phone

Football fan is 'electrocuted by his phone' as he watched a match on his handset in bed with the charger plugged in *Somchai Singkhorn, 40, was watching football on his handset in bed on Tuesday *Police in Samut Prakan, Thailand suspect that Somchai was then electrocuted *Laotian roommate Saeng thought his friend was just ill when he first found him *Police said Somchai may have died differently after finding beer in his room A chef who liked to stay up late watching football on his phone is believed to have died after being electrocuted by the handset. Somchai Singkhorn, 40, was last seen on Tuesday night laying on his mattress with a can of beer, watching TV on his phone with his headphones plugged in. Police Colonel Warawach Thammasarot said: 'The deceased was laid on...
Man Stealing Church Properties Electrocuted To Death (Disturbing Photos)
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Man Stealing Church Properties Electrocuted To Death (Disturbing Photos)

A man who was about to steal Church properties was shocked to death by electricity. According the short clip, The man was trying to steal some church properties like Fans, wire many other things arranged already in a bag. He was trying to disconnect the generator wire when electricity comes suddenly and he was shocked to death. This has got some celebrities, and many Nigerians talking.   View this post on Instagram   Ah! A post shared by Tunde Ednut (@tundeednut) on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:03am PDT
OUI Student Electrocuted While Charging His Phone
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OUI Student Electrocuted While Charging His Phone

A 200 Level student of the Oduduwa University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has died after allegedly being electrocuted while charging his phone on Wednesday night in Ipetumodu. It was gathered that the deceased, popularly called Ashante, was charging and using his phone during the downpour last night when a transformer supplying electricity to their area, blew and he was electrocuted.
An Electrician  Get Electrocuted Due to Costly Mistake in Rivers State
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An Electrician Get Electrocuted Due to Costly Mistake in Rivers State

An electrician lost his life while working on a transformer, on Wednesday, in Eliozu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to an eyewitness, the deceased had forgotten to remove the transformer fuses before proceeding to work on the electricity pole, only for power to be restored and electrocuted him. His remains has since been moved to a morgue.
Family Blames EKEDC As Fallen High Tension Wire Electrocutes Trader
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Family Blames EKEDC As Fallen High Tension Wire Electrocutes Trader

The family of a woman identified as Fausat Amole has demanded justice for her after she got electrocuted by a fallen high tension wire from an electricity pole in the Shofolahan area of Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State. Punch Metro reports that the joined high tension wires, which sparked for few minutes, caused tension in the area, adding that the force of the spark separated the wires, one of which fell on a container being used as a shop. A fashion designer in the area, Joy John, said the current on the fallen wire, which was passed onto the container, electrocuted Fausat, who was said to be sleeping inside the container that she was using as a shop for her local herbs business. The 38-year-old Akwa Ibom State indigene said, “The incident happened around noon on Sunday, Jan...
Late Lucky Dube’s Daughter, Bongi Dube, Electrocuted On Stage During A Performance (Photos)
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Late Lucky Dube’s Daughter, Bongi Dube, Electrocuted On Stage During A Performance (Photos)

Songstress Bongi Dube, who is the daughter of the late Lucky Dube is grateful to have escaped with her life after she got electrocuted during a performance in Durban Isolezwe is reporting that Bongi’s leg and left arm was seriously injured in the freak accident. “As I was about to sing on stage I unfortunately then stepped on one of the electric chords which was not properly wrapped. It felt like someone had hit me with a knopkierie, everything went blank afterwards,” she told the paper. Bongi’s manager apparently called her husband, who is also a doctor to attend to her. The songstress is said to be recovering but still finds it difficult to walk or drive. While the physical injuries may be healing Bongi said the incident was incredibly traumatic and she wants to put it b...
Young Man  Got Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Transformer Parts In Katsina
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Young Man Got Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Transformer Parts In Katsina

While brazenly attempting to steal transformer parts, a young man has been electrocuted in Katsina State. The body of the young man was found near a transformer at Makera Housing estate located along Daura Road in the early hours of Thursday, August 30th. Local reports show that the deceased was wearing electric gloves and found with some electrician's gadgets. He is suspected to have been electrocuted while trying to steal some of the transformer parts when power was restored in the area around 3am. Men of the Katsina State Police Command have taken away the corpse for further investigation. See more below :  
Nigerian DJ Electrocuted In Delta State
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Nigerian DJ Electrocuted In Delta State

According to reports, DJ Bullet was electrocuted, last night, in Jesse town. He was said to have been fixing an electrical fault bare hands gloves when power was suddenly restored, killing him in the process.
Man Electrocuted To Death In Delta State
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Man Electrocuted To Death In Delta State

A man who is suspected to be a staff of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has been electrocuted to death in Delta State. The sad incident was reported to have happened in Olori Street, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State. According to Daily Post, the 43 year old man identified a Theophilus was electrocuted to death by a high tension cable after he was called upon by his boss to disconnect all illegal connections in the area. An eyewitness who craved anonymity said there was no light at the time the victim climbed the electric pole for disconnection. The eyewitness, however, said they were shocked when light was restored, leading to the electrocution of the man. The eyewitness said he died instantly even before he was brought down after the light ...
Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal From Transformer In Kaduna
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Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal From Transformer In Kaduna

A yet to be identified young man met his end while trying to vandalize a PHCN transformer in the Shagari Estate of Kaduna state. The thief was electrocuted in the process of stealing from the transformer at Narayi high cost Road, opposite Shagari Estate Kaduna. The incident was said to have happened yesterday night but his corpse was discovered by residents early this morning. The body which was seen dangling from the transformer – has been evacuated by emergency officials, according to reports. Before now, the residents have always lamented over the frequent theft in the area. See more pictures below;
Sacked PHCN Staff Electrocuted While Working On An Illegal Connection In Delta
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Sacked PHCN Staff Electrocuted While Working On An Illegal Connection In Delta

Tragedy struck when a former staff of the Power Holding Company Of Nigeria, who was dismissed in 2009, was, on Tuesday, electrocuted in Agbor. According to reports, the deceased, identified as Monday Ebor, was illegally working on high tension lines when electricity was restored. Eboh who was wanted by BEDC for his illegal activities which destroyed many transformers, was said to be illegally diverting lines from one feeder to another when power was restored. May his soul Rest in Peace.
12 Year Old Girl Electrocuted To Death After She Dropped Her Phone In Water While Charging In The Bathroom
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12 Year Old Girl Electrocuted To Death After She Dropped Her Phone In Water While Charging In The Bathroom

A Russian schoolgirl named Kseniya P, was electrocuted in her bath after her smartphone fell in the water while she was charging it, according to Daily Mail UK. The 12-year-old, named as Kseniya P, is reported to have died instantly. Her distraught mother told police she took a bath when she returned home from playing basketball after school. The girl was listening to music when her smartphone ran out of power, officers said. She plugged it in to charge in the bathroom but then phone with the cable attached fell into the water, according to a preliminary investigation. Her mother was cooking an evening meal and become worried about Kseniya’s silence. She went into the bathroom and found the girl ‘already dead with her head under the water’. The phone was floating in the bath. She c...
Two Men Electrocuted Inside A Pool While Partying In Nairobi
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Two Men Electrocuted Inside A Pool While Partying In Nairobi

Two men were electrocuted inside a swimming pool while partying at B club, Diamond Plaza, Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend. According to reports online, American singer, Omarion performed at the same club the same weekend the incident happened. However, it is not clear if the incident happened during his show. Facebook user, Kenny who shared the video of people trying to save the men, said a live wire inside the swimming pool electrocuted the men while swimming, causing them to drown. Luckily they were rescued alive. The guys are currently recuperating in the hospital. https://www.facebook.com/kenny.kaburu/videos/10155461706544697/
President Buhari Reacts To The Death Of 30 Football Fans Electrocuted In Calabar
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President Buhari Reacts To The Death Of 30 Football Fans Electrocuted In Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night. The President, in a statement released by his aide, Garba Shehu commiserated with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident. According to Shehu, "President Buhari commends the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families. The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving ...

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