NERC Investigates Calabar Electrocution

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) few moments ago received a report on an accident in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, where some Nigerians were reportedly electrocuted and others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The preliminary report of our investigation indicates that the accident occurred when an 11KV high tension line under which a television viewing centre was constructed snapped causing the electrocution of some of the occupants of the viewing centre, with some others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Our team of experts have been dispatched to the scene of the accident to investigate the remote and immediate cause of this unfortunate occurrence.

Pending the outcome of our investigation, the Commission commiserates with the families, friends and relatives of the deceased, the government and people of Cross Rives State.
We are also using this opportunity to remind the industry operators and members of the public of the need for strict observance of the Health and Safety Codes for the industry.
The Commission will avail the general public of the outcome of the investigation.

(Dr. Usman Abba Arabi - Head, Public Affairs Department (

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