Nursing mother electrocuted in Lagos while baby survives

A nursing mother has been electrocuted to death while her one-year-old baby survived the tragic incident.

The late Yewande Busari when she was alive

While the toddler survived the incident, Busari died on the spot. She was trying to cross the highway at Oshodi, Lagos State, when she mistakenly stepped on some by electrical wires sticking out of a streetlight pole and was electrocuted.

The late Yewande Busari

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Eyewitnesses say the deceased would not have stepped on the wire had she used the pedestrian bridge.

While his mother is still in the morgue, the young child has been discharged from the hospital with his paternal grandparents.

His father, Lekan Akorode, while speaking in tears, said:

“Since the accident, he has not stopped crying. Pamilerin was very fond of his mother and has refused to breast feed from other mums who had offered to help.”

According to reports, the streetlight pole that caused the tragic death of the young mother, has been a disaster in the waiting as it was said to have been left there unattended by the government and the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company that is in charge of it.

The young Pamilerin

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

An older brother of the deceased, Tunde Busari, lamented the nonchalance of the government and the electrical company in charge of the street lights.

“We have not heard anything from the government or seen anybody from them since my sister died. It was a government property that killed my sister, but nobody has come to pay us a visit.”

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