On Monday, an employee of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) was electrocuted while conducting repairs on a 33KVA line.

BEDC Worker Electrocuted In Delta
BEDC Worker Electrocuted In Delta

The tragic incident took place in the Evwreni community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The victim, identified as Kingsley, was electrocuted while reestablishing a damaged cable on the high-tension line transmitting current to Uwheru, Patani, Bomadi, and other communities in the state.

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According to an anonymous source from Evwreni, the deceased faced an untimely death when electricity was unexpectedly restored to the high-tension pole on which he was working.

The source mentioned, “He is from the Evwreni community, and we have known him as a BEDC staff all these years until the unfortunate incident occurred on Monday afternoon.”

When contacted for a response, BEDC’s Public Relations Officer, Evelyn Gbiwen, stated that she was on leave and had not been briefed about the incident.

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