Five electrocuted, four injured while installing church signpost under a high tension cable in Port Harcourt

At least five young men have been reportedly el£ctrocuted while trying to mount a billboard with a metal frame in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to reports, the tragic incident occurred on Monday, August 21 at Rumuosi Community in Obio/Akpor LGA of the state. Four persons were hospitalized at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).

Reports further revealed that the victims were private businessmen who were contacted to mount a billboard for a Church along the Rumuosi axis, near the Obiri-Ikwerre flyover.

The team of nine men were said to have lifted the gigantic structure when its metal component touched the cable and immediately conducted an electric current.

The current was said to have gripped and shocked five of them to death while four others were said to be battling for survival.

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