Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has inaugurated a six-man Investigative Team set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the electrical accident which occurred on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Angwan Biri, a neighborhood of Minna, the Niger State capital with a mandate to establish the root cause of the incident.
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A press statement issued by the head, Public Relations & Media of the Company, Ahmed Shekarau said a preliminary report on the incident showed that the binding wire of an 11Kv line got loose due to a windy condition and came into contact with the 415V red phase cable, thus sending high voltage which was alleged to have led to the unfortunate death of two people, while four others sustained injuries.
Inaugurating the panel in Abuja, the director, Risk and Compliance, Engr. Collins Chabuka also used the opportunity to dismiss insinuations that 49 houses were affected in the incident as “false”, and cautioned the media and other members of the public against misinformation.
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Engr. Chabuka said the decision of the Company to set up a probe panel was in line with the internal AEDC Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure Guidelines and industry best practice.