Five Electrocuted While Trying To Mount Billboard In Rivers

Five young men have reportedly been electrocuted while trying to erect a billboard in Obiri-Ikwerre area of Rumuosi Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, in Rivers State.

According to reports, a team of nine men was mounting the billboard with a metal frame that conducted electric current from a high-tension cable.

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

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.