Mrs Patience Ugbana and her daughter; Adaeze Ugbana, were reportedly electrocuted in their shop along St Peter’s junction, Okpuno Nnewichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state when a high tension electric wire allegedly fell on the victims’ shop.
The State Police Command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a statement in Awka on Tuesday.
He said a report was received at about 3:30pm on Monday at Otolo Division that two deceased persons were electrocuted in their shop.
According to him, police operatives at the division immediately visited the scene and rushed the victims to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi for treatment but were confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.
He noted that the victims have been deposited at the same hospital mortuary for autopsy while an investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.