A final year student (name withheld) at the Petroleum Training Institute in Effurun, Delta State, was fatally electrocuted while in the process of installing solar panels on a one-story building near a commercial bank in the Warri Garage Area of the state.
Nigerian Standard gathered that the tragic incident happened on Thursday, October 19.
According to witnesses, the student’s aluminum ladder became magnetized due to its proximity to high-tension wires connected to a neighboring commercial bank. As a result, he suffered an electric shock during the installation.
Fortunately, a brave passerby noticed the perilous situation and used a long dry plank to safely dislodge the aluminum ladder from the live high-tension wires, rescuing the young man from his unconscious state.
The final-year PTI student who was said to be writing his final project at the time of the incident was immediately rushed to a nearby private clinic for treatment.
He reportedly gave up the ghost shortly on arrival at the private clinic.
Meanwhile, the remains of the late student who resided with his parents at the nearby Bowen Avenue area have been reportedly laid to rest in his country home in one of the South-East states on Saturday, October 28, 2023.