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Mother, 10-year-old daughter electrocuted inside shop in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the electrocution of a woman and her daughter at their shop along Nnewi-Nnobi road in Nnewi North Local Government Area.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Anambra State Commander of FRSC, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the state capital, saying the incident occurred on Monday evening.

“It was reported that a high tension wire opposite St. Peters Clavers, along Nnewi-Nnobi road cut and fell on the roof of a shop, electrocuting two female victims.

“The deceased were identified as Mrs Patience Ugbana, 55, and her 10 year-old daughter, Adaeze.

“The victims were rushed to Rose of Sharon Hospital by sympathisers before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command, but on reaching the hospital, the doctors confirmed them dead,” he said.

The Sector Commander advised traders and shop owners not to build shops under high tension wires.

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