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NERC sympathises with deceased family, commences regulatory investigations on electrocution

NERC sympathises with deceased family, commences regulatory investigations on electrocution
NERC sympathises with deceased family, commences regulatory investigations on electrocution (Photo: The Guardian Nigeria)

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has expressed its deepest sympathy to the deceased family who loss four members to electrocution in Dinyavo area of Jalingo, Taraba State.

In a statement posted on its official X handle, the Commission indicated that the electrocution is reported to have happened on Monday 2 October 2023 and only the youngest child escaped unharmed.

The Commission also disclosed that an Accident Investigative Team (AIT) has been constituted to conduct the regulatory investigations on the cause of the tragic incident.

The statement read: “The attention of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (“NERC” or the “Commission”) has been drawn to a tragic accident in the Dinyavo area of Jalingo, Taraba.

“The accident is reported to have occurred on 2 October 2023 and the initial reports indicate that it resulted in the fatal electrocution of four members of a family with miraculously escaping unharmed.

“NERC extends its utmost condolences to the family members and the community affected by this terrible loss; whilst reassuring the general public that the matter shall be investigated thoroughly to identify the immediate and remote causative factors.

“NERC has reached out to the distribution licensee, Yola Electricity Distribution Plc, responsible for service in the area and their executive management is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.

“The NERC has also constituted an Accident Investigation Team (“AIT”) and the members are currently on their way to the scene of the accident to conduct the regulatory investigations.

“NERC remains committed to ensuring public safety in the delivery of services in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry in line with our zero tolerance for accident policy and assures the general public that the matter shall be investigated and treated in accordance with extant safety codes and regulations”.

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