BY IBRAHIM KILANI

TRAGEDY STRUCK WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE ANCIENT CITY OF IKARE AKOKO WHEN ELECTRICITY POLE COLLAPSED ON A PASSERBY AND ONE OF THE WORKERS OF BEDC WORKING ON THE POLE

THE PASSER-BY, A MAN REPORTEDLY DIED INSTANTLY WHILE THE BEDC OFFICIAL SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES AND WAS RUSHED TO THE STATE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL IKARE.

EYE WITNESSES SAID THE POLE WHICH COLLAPSED WAS ALREADY WEAK WHILE THE OFFICIALS WERE REMOVING THEM DUE TO ONGOING DUALISATION OF IKARE TOWNSHIP ROAD BY THE ONDO STATE GOVERNMENT

THE POLICE AREA COMMANDER FOR IKARE, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE RAZAK RAUF CONFIRMED THE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT AND SAID POLICE HAD TAKEN APPROPRIATE STEP ON THE CASE.

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