Tragic: Three Siblings Electrocuted in Delta State

Three siblings, Blessed Adam, Elizabeth Adam and John Oluwadare, who are childrenof the same mother identified as Elohor Gabriel, were on Saturday electrocuted following a suspected power surge in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to Punch, it was gathered that the children, ages of 6, 9 and 15 respectively, were electrocuted when an electric cable connecting power to their apartment got burnt and came in contact with a burglar-proof bar while they were reportedly playing at the veranda.

Sadly, the deceased were the only ones at home when the incident occurred.

Elohor Gabriel, who wept profusely, confirmed the ugly incident on Tuesday, adding that she was yet to come to terms with the fact that her three children had died.

”I was not at home when the incident happened and  before I got to the hospital, where my neighbours had rushed them to, they were already gone. I went out to buy them bread and when I returned, I saw people in the house, who told me what happened. I saw their lifeless bodies at the hospital.”

A source added:

”We ran into our houses when we noticed the spark. When we came outside, we noticed that the children had been electrocuted while holding the burglar-proof bars covering the veranda of the house.

We noticed that the wire connecting electricity to the house which passed through the burglary-proof bars, had been burnt, exposing it to the bars. The children touched some of the bars and were electrocuted.”

Photo credit: Punch

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