Man electrocuted as the iron rod he uses to pluck mangoes touches high tension wire in Enugu

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A teenage boy known as a wheelbarrow pusher electrocuted on Wednesday morning in an attempt to pluck mangoes from a tree along Enugu Road, in Nsukka Local Government Area of  Enugu State.

 

It was reported that the deceased said to be the rage of 18 years old, climbed up the mango tree and was using a short rod iron which mistakenly made contact with a live high tension wire and electrocuted him.

 

Teenage wheelbarrow pusher electrocuted in Enugu as iron rod he was using to pluck mangoes from tree touches high tension wire (graphic photos)

 

Mr Eze, one of the resident of the area who said that he did not know the exact time the incident happened, but suggested that the man might have climbed the mango tree to pluck mangoes with an iron rod.

“I just saw his lifeless body with electric burns under the mango tree while I was rushing out for work,” said Jude Eze, a witness.

 

Teenage wheelbarrow pusher electrocuted in Enugu as iron rod he was using to pluck mangoes from tree touches high tension wire (graphic photos)

 

However, a commercial motorcycle operator further narrated that the incident happened around 6:30 am, adding that the rod allegedly used by the dead man to pluck the mango was still trapped on the high tension wire.

“I don’t know the man’s name but I knew him as a barrow pusher from Peace Mass Transit Park Nsukka. I was going to drop a passenger at Peace Park in Nsukka when I noticed that something fell from a mango tree opposite zenith Bank Enugu road Nsukka. I moved down to the area after I dropped the passenger only to see people watching his lifeless body helplessly. By all indications, he probably might have made contact with the naked wire while trying to use the rod to pluck the mango,” the motorcycle operator said.

 

Teenage wheelbarrow pusher electrocuted in Enugu as iron rod he was using to pluck mangoes from tree touches high tension wire (graphic photos)

 

Policemen who arrived at the scene shortly after the incident, took away and deposited the man’s corpse at Bishop Shanahan Hospital mortuary Nsukka.

 

Teenage wheelbarrow pusher electrocuted in Enugu as iron rod he was using to pluck mangoes from tree touches high tension wire (graphic photos)

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