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Panic on Christmas Eve as high-tension cables fall in Lagos
From: Kelvin Ugo Ubaka
Fri, 24 Dec 2021   ||   Nigeria, Lagos

Friday 24th December 2021:  Residents of Igando and Idimu areas of Lagos State have been left worried and in tension after high-tension cables fell across major roads and vehicles in the axis.

Reports claim that the cables fell after the pylon transmitting electricity from Egbin Hydro Power Station collapsed Friday morning.

The cables also fell on shanties located under the pylons in the densely populated area.

There were no casualties recorded as of the time of filing this report.

This is as the National Emergency Management Authority appealed to residents to be safety conscious.

South-West Co-ordinator of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said officials of the agency were at the scene of the incident to prevent loss of lives and destruction of more properties.

Farinloye said, “Residents of Igando, Idimu Axis are strongly advised to observe serious safety precautions due to the collapse of high tension poles that emanated from Egbin Hydro power station.

“The line is from Ikorodu across Ikeja and other areas. The Fire Service has been mobilised to provide cover in case of fire outbreak.”


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