Electric cable drum falls, kills one in Lagos

By Innocent Raphael

An unidentified adult male tragically lost his life when an electric cable drum fell on him along Ojo-Igbede Road in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The incident occurred while a forklift was transferring armored cables from a container.

According to a police source, the victim, who was walking past the area while using his phone, was struck by the disconnected cable drum. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries en route.

“Incidentally, one of the cable drums disconnected and fell on a passerby, who was said to be pressing his phone while walking and he gave up the ghost on the way to hospital. The scene was visited by detectives of the Ilemba-Hausa division and inquiries were made,” the police source disclosed.

Meanwhile, the owner of the company has been taken into custody for interrogation.

“He is being interrogated for reckless and negligent acts by refusing to place any sign signifying the inherent danger nor hiring a guard to direct other road users away from the scene,” the source added.

Further confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed that the corpse has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and preservation with an investigation ongoing on the circumstances surrounding the mishap.

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