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Factory worker electrocuted, dies while restoring power outage

By Chinenyeh Ozor

Tragedy struck at the university town of Nsukka, as a factory worker in an industrial site in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, was electrocuted while attempting to join electric cables to restore power during an outage.

The deceased, identified as Ugwu Chidera, 27, who hailed from Edem Ani community of Nsukka council area, was said to be working at a factory in the industrial site as an artisan, when suddenly there was power outage.

He attempted to connect to another electric line with bare hands and got electrocuted.

An eyewitness account had it that Chidera had been connecting the cables whenever there was a power outage, but was unfortunate on that fateful day he died.

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He was said to be residing at Eburumiri village in Nsukka Local Government Area and had proposed to get married immediately after the coronavirus pandemic.

A reliable family source described the death as most shocking, adding that Chidera was hardworking, dedicated, and honest but death snatched him away.

He was rushed to Faith Foundation Hospital, Nsukka, where he finally gave up the ghost after doctors and nurses battled in vain to save his life.

Vanguard News Nigeria.

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