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5 electrocuted, 4 hospitalised while erecting billboard

Five young men have reportedly been electrocuted in Rivers State while trying to mount a billboard with a metal frame in the state.

 

It was learnt that four others were battling for survival at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) where they were rushed for treatment, reports The Nation.

 

The incident was said to have occurred in the Obiri-Ikwerre area of Rumuosi Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

 

It was learnt that a team of nine men was mounting the billboard structure with a metal frame that conducted electric current from a high-tension cable.

 

The victims were said to be private businessmen contracted to mount the billboard for a church.

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