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Friday, April 21, 2017


The Chief Operating Officer, COO, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, Engr. Kingsley Achife has on behalf of the company commiserated with the families of those who died yesterday in Calabar as a result of the electrical accident.

Engr. Achife also sympathized with those who sustained various degrees of injuries during the unfortunate incident.

“Our heartfelt condolences goes to the bereaved families. May God give the families the courage to bear the loss.

“We also sympathize with those who sustained injuries and wish them quick recovery”, he said.

The COO who expressed displeasure over the incident, has assured the community that the said feeder has been isolated to ensure that lives and properties are secured, adding that an investigation team has been constituted with a view to finding out the remote and immediate causes of the accident.

He however, urged the residents to remain calm and law abiding and to accord the team the necessary support during the investigation.

Engr. Achife thanked the law enforcement agencies who responded quickly and ensured that the victims were taken to the Teaching Hospital.

His appreciation also goes to the Cross River State Governor, His Excellency, Ben Ayade, who through his deputy came to the scene of the incident and calmed the nerves of the affected community.

He uses this opportunity to further inform members of the public and indeed the customers, to always adhere to safety rules by not erecting any structure under PHED high tension lines.

It will be recalled that UNICAL 11kv feeder snapped yesterday night at Akpanden Street, Atimbo, Calabar, resulting to the death of 7 persons and 11 others injured.

Meanwhile, the corpses have been deposited in the mortuary, while the survivors are currently receiving medical attention at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital .

John Onyi

Head, Corporate communications,



  1. Its a sad one. May God keep the ones they left behind

    #My case is different

    1. Ki lon je be? Dat is to say person way die don die go! Hmmmmmmm aye aka Mora!

  2. When there is death that is when you guys will come out and say sorry to the families.

    Foolish NEPA people. PHCN or NEPA no difference. yeye

    How I wish the families can sue you guys nonsense

    1. When they Sue, how would they prove ownership of the affected Centre since the law mandates that people should NOT build under high tension power lines?

      Na how dem go get locus standi?

  3. May the lord comfort the families that lost their dear loved ones.

  4. Coolio (Mama Patience Sister)21 April 2017 at 17:42

    I learnt over 30 victims were affected and on Stella's post, ayam seeing 11 and 7. Hmm

  5. The deed has been done RIP to the departed souls

  6. I just watched it on channels.. the man went on and on about launching investigations.. stupid country..😭I pray the deceased families get some sort of compensation

  7. Stupid pple, thesame thing happened in psychiatric road and no power supply for one month, the stilll had the guts to bill us for the month without power supply, that fool called Kalu as Oroazi manager that does not have one single manner. Ever since the incident their is hardly power supply at Rumuomoi, yet dem dey disconnect pple

  8. That's all we get in this country, reactive measures instead of proactive ones. Will your commiserating with the family bring back the dead?


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