Nursing mother electrocuted in Rivers

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Tragedy struck at Agip Estate area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, yesterday following the electrocution of a nursing mother identified as Latifa Seiyi.

The incident reportedly occurred when a high tension wire fell the roof of the victim’s building.

A source the area who identified himself simply as Stanley said while the woman rushed to save her four-month-old baby, she stepped the live cable.

A neighbour to the victim, who spoke confidence criticised the act of building houses high tension and called the government to end the menace.

The source said: “The incident is pathetic. It is something that nobody would want to see happen. The woman just gave birth some four months ago.

“We were at home when the cable fell. I would have also been a victim. The woman rushing to the room to save her daughter but her legs touched the cable.

“The cable burnt her legs. She struggled to her daughter, but she never knew that the protector had current. It that one that killed her.

“I want to use this opportunity to discourage the act of building high tension lines. It is bad.”