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Nine-year-old k!lled in Ogun transformer explosion


Tragedy struck at Papalanto community in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Wednesday following an electric transformer explosion that reportedly k!lled the son of one Mr Taiwo Nicholas, a resident of the community, and injured his daughter, the deceased sister

Nine-year-old k!lled in Ogun transformer explosion

Punch correspondent learnt on Thursday that the two victims were nine-year-old Jomiloju Taiwo, who died before he could be taken to the hospital, and seven-year-old Pipeloluwa Taiwo, who had burns from the incident.

The incident happened at about 1.33pm when the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company was said to have restored power supply to the community shortly after a power outage.

It was not long after the power restoration, a loud noise was heard, which was suspected to have emanated from the electric transformer.

The explosion was said to have generated some fire and gutted Nicholas’ building, which was said to have been located just a few feet away from the transformer.

Punch Metro gathered that the siblings were found lying unconscious on the kitchen floor when their mother rushed to the apartment to ascertain the impact of the explosion.

While the two victims were being rushed to the hospital, the older sibling, Jomiloju, was said to have died, and Pipeloluwa sustained severe burns both on the feet and hands.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the power distribution company, Busolami Tunwase, said she would find out about the incident.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to Punch Metro on Thursday, said investigation was ongoing.