In a tragic incident, four members of a family of five were killed by electrocution in their home in the Dinyavo area of Jalingo, Taraba State, on Monday, October 2.
The victims included the father, mother and two children. Residents of the community suspect that the high voltage supply from the national grid triggered the incident.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue, and an investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the electrocution.
This incident is a reminder of the dangers of electricity, and the importance of taking precautions to avoid such tragedies.
This morning, there was a burst from the transformer. Everyone ran out and smoke followed suit. A few seconds later, everyone started shouting and before we knew it, a lot of houses were engulfed in smoke. I tried my best to rescue them, all to no avail because they locked themselves in. But when we succeeded in breaking the door, we realized that they were already electrocuted and that their neighbours were also shocked by the electricity supply and rushed them to the hospital.”an eyewitness said