In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, July, 2020

How A Truck Driver Narrowly Escaped Electrocution In Ogun

How A Truck Driver Narrowly Escaped Electrocution In Ogun

driver escapes electrocution

Photograph credit score: The PUNCH

A report by The PUNCH has proven truck driver, who recognized himself solely as Azeez, escaped electrocution on Monday after his car, with quantity plate, Ogun LAR 700 YD, pulled down dwell electrical cables.

The incident, which occurred round 5.15pm on Monday alongside Affiliation Avenue, Arigbede group, within the Ifo Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, induced momentary energy outage.

The motive force escaped dying by the whisker as he averted stepping on any of the wires.

Residents, who rushed out from their houses, had been despatched again by a bunch of males blocking the highway to forestall any unsuspecting passerby from stepping on the dwell cables.

Whereas two of the cables fell on the bottom, the remaining one was firmly trapped between the physique and fringe of the IVECO truck’s cargo mattress.

An eyewitness, who didn’t point out his identify, stated the motive force jumped out of the truck instantly he heard individuals screaming that he had pulled down the cables.

He stated, “The motive force remains to be in shock and can’t discuss now. You’ll be able to see that two of the three cables are on the bottom, whereas one is hooked to the truck. The motive force was quick to go away the car and was cautious sufficient to not step on any of the cables.

“If he had stepped on any of them, he would have been useless. However we thank God he didn’t. One of many landlords within the space has referred to as some officers of the Ikeja Electrical to instantly disconnect energy provide.”

The visibly shaken driver didn’t go away the scene till officers of the ability distribution firm got here in, eliminated a fuse supplying energy to the world and took care of the cables.

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Energy was restored about two hours later, because the Ikeja Electrical officers mounted the issue.

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