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Ogun residents count losses after rainstorm wreaked havoc

A downpour that lasted for about one hour, 20 minutes on Sunday destroyed several vehicles, electrical poles and cables at Sango-Ota under bridge and Oju-Ore area in Ogun State.

Lead, Media Relations, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Mrs. Busolami Tunwase, confirmed the incident in Ota.

The heavy rain which started around 11.30 a.m. destroyed several electricity poles and wires around Sango-Ota, Oju-Ore area and its environs.

According to IBEDC, no life was lost but properties estimated at over N100 million, especially vehicles, were destroyed by the heavy rain.

One of the concrete electric poles destroyed by heavy rain fall at Oju-Ore, Ota, Ogun State, on Sunday afternoon. Image credit: NAN

Tunwase said that IBEDC was aware of the development and had deployed its technical team to the area.

“We are appealing to the public to steer clear of every electrical poles, wires and other electrical installations until we are able to clear everything off the road,” Tunwase said. (NAN)

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