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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Mother of 2 & plank seller both electrocuted almost at the same time in Lagos

Two residents, Bashirat Rauf, a mother of two and Sodiq Saka of Araromi Quarters in Ketu, Lagos State, were both electrocuted when fire engulfed a school nearby.

Bashirat Rauf was said to have rushed out of her apartment when she saw fire burning from a cable in a nearby school. She reportedly decided to quickly pick her children who were playing outside in order to avoid being engulfed by the fire unfortunately, she got electrocuted in the process.
Meanwhile, 33 year old plank seller,Sodiq Saka, was said to have gone to fetch water to put off the fire in the school premises when he saw flame coming out of their compound and he got electrocuted in the process.
According to Mr. Saka Imam, The father of late Sodiq,
“As a Muslim, I have accepted my fate. There is nothing I could do to bring the dead back to life. “We were to gather on that fateful day. He was the one who slaughtered the Sallah ram he bought for me.
After that, he told me he was coming to get something down the street, only for someone to come and call me that my son had been electrocuted in the neighbourhood.
I was told by some witnesses at the scene of the incident that my son only went into the compound of the school premises where it was burning to assist the owner of the house, only for him to be electrocuted by the falling cable. Sodiq was said to had stepped on the naked cable while trying to put off the fire. What else do I do, I cannot give birth to a grown up boy like him.”
The Secretary of Araromi Community Development Association, Mr.Wahab Awoyemi , described the incident as a very sad one for the residents of Araromi community.
He said:
“It was very sad for us to loose two persons in a day.The woman was in her apartment that fateful day preparing meal, when information got to her that the school near their apartment was burning. She rushed out to pick her children who were playing outside their compound and stepped on the naked cable. She was electrocuted immediately. 
“We made serious effort to rescue both of them. We went to Eko distribution company office at mile 12 to switch off the light. 
The person who was supposed to switch off the power was said not be on duty. But with providence, they took off the power. It was after then we were able to remove them from the burning cable and took them to a private hospital in the community where they were later pronounced dead by the medical doctor of the hospital.” 
“Before the ugly incident, we called on Eko Disco officials to come fix the cable before it will kill someone in the community. They did not come until two lives were consumed. We want government to come to our aid in the community.

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40 comments:

felichic said...

May their soul rest in peace. Amen

Ngene Olivia said...

What a sad thing, may their souls RIP














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#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE

Ngene Olivia said...

What a sad thing, may their souls RIP














#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE

Bonita Bislam said...

Very sad news.I'm sure none of em thought they were gonna die in the process of helping out.Too tragic.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Jeez! Ppl die a lot dese days o. God keep us safe

Teemah Salau said...

Dis is so sad!

Juliet Iwuno said...

So sad! May their souls rest in peace. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

So sad! May their souls rest in peace. Linda take note!

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG!

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Lord pls help and save us frm untimely deaths and tragic accidents. RIP to them.

Adeolu Abiodun said...

Oga oo, may there soul rest in peace.

Adeolu Abiodun said...

Oga oo, may there soul rest in peace.

Adeolu Abiodun said...

Oga oo, may there soul rest in peace.

Adeolu Abiodun said...

Oga oo, may there soul rest in peace.

Kuteyi Olalekan said...

RIP to the dead.... There are some sectors in Nigeria which should always be active such as the power supplying sector and their hotline whereby people can easily call them if there's any issue. May God help us in Nigeria

AC£S said...

Oh no :(

bummyla said...

so sad! Eko Distribution Company negligence! RIP! http://www.bummyla.com

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

wow, dz is quite tragic, may their souls rip




















it is well

Pro said...

Awww it's a pity
RIP to the dead.


That vuvuzela P guy

OSINANL said...

Rip to them...

timileyin blessing said...

What a tragedy,they were call but didn't come to fix it, can you see that, this people need to be thought a lesson, rip t both souls. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

dami llionaire said...

Sad! May God rest their souls....

uchegbu chioma said...

Chai see how inefficiency led to death of loved ones and am sure it's fixed now. We can't do things rightly until lives are lost

seyi crown said...

So sad...RIP to the dead




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Edem victor said...

Quite unfortunate


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christie benjamin said...

Quite unfortunate

Don Pafegs said...

Tragic. May their souls RIP

You Won't Believe this!...The nasty bacteria that people are carrying into their homes every day

ADUFE ADUFE said...

Soooooooooooo sad...RIP

jimoh Rukayat said...

What a pity

Cadebambo said...

It is gross misconduct and total incompetence in the case of the Eko Disco that was informed of bad cabling in this particular case prior to this tragic incidence. I have witnessed a few sparks of over head life cables which I can say is a daily occurrence in Lagos. Negligence and inefficiency that was the order of the day during NEPA days have been transferred to the new companies in charge of Electricity in Nigeria. there ought to be dedicated lines for emergencies and technicians on 24hr call.
We need not lose lives to correct or put things right.
May the souls of those who have died due to institutional negligence rest in peace.

rita okoh said...

LINDA STOP POSTING STALE NEWS, dis sad event occurred on Sallah day

Jules Louis said...

Chai! May their souls RIP

anita gold said...

Amen

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

So sad. May their souls RIP....Amen.












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ary said...

Rest their souls, quite unfortunate.

yomi hakeem said...

No god like mother'

obayemi said...

May d Lord blass dere soul
#Always Linda #

Troubleshooter® said...

Amen ooooooo

#onlymewakacome

TAMARA SPLASH said...

Rip

Ade Olasengbe said...

God please deliver us from untimely death. RIP

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