An unidentified female food vendor was killed by high tension
cable on Thursday, along Okpara Square in Umuahia, Abia State the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The woman, an assistant food vendor, had her life cut short while trying to rescue her co-worker from an electric shock.
According to an eyewitness, the deceased had rushed to save her
colleague, who the high tension cable from the Enugu Electricity
Distribution Company (EEDC) pole had shocked.
“Both women were assisting a woman to sell her food beside the high
tension pole. When one of the cables fell off, one of them touched it
and got shocked.
“While she was crying for help, the other woman, who is now late
quickly rushed to rescue her. It was in the process of rescuing the
first victim that she got electrocuted,” the eyewitness told NAN.
It was gathered that the person the deceased was trying to save was
rushed to an undisclosed hospital for urgent medical attention.
The deceased was covered with a wrapper while the owner of the food business was reported to have gone to the police.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police, Abia Command, Mr
Godfrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying the police would
investigate the case.