Rainstorm plunges 40 Ogun communities into darkness

A raging rainstorm on Sunday wreaked havoc at Sango-Ota, within the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, plunging over 40 communities into darkness.

The storm pulled down electrical poles and cables, disrupting site visitors on the Sango-Ota freeway on Sunday afternoon.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the incident, interesting to residents to keep away from contact with the damaged poles and cables.

In a public discover, the IBEDC mentioned, “Due to broken poles occasioned by the heavy downpour at Ota and Mowe, customers in the following communities: lyana lyesi, Osuke Town, Egan Road, lyana Ilogbo, Ijaba, Ijagba, Itele, Lafenwa, Singer, Joju, Alishiba, Oju Ore, Tollgate, Eledi, Akeja, Abebi, Osi Round About, Ota Town, Ota Industrial Estate, Igberen, lju, Atan, Onipanu, Obasanjo, Lusada, Arigba, Odugbe, Ado-Odo, Igbesa, Owode. Olokuta, Hanushi, Bamtish Camp Lufiwape, Eltees Farm, August Engineering, Spark Cear Soap Ayetoro, Amazing Grace Oil, Christopher University, Royal Garden Estate, Pentagon Estate and environs are experiencing power outages.”

The DisCo urged residents to not tamper with {the electrical} installations in an try and have them repaired, saying its technical workforce was working to clear and change the affected poles and cables.

“Kindly keep away from contact with the damaged poles, saggy wires or every other electrical set up affected by the rain. Report any incident and don’t try and restore or tamper with electrical installations.

“Our technical workforce is working to clear and change the damaged poles and installations to make sure energy provide is restored as quickly as potential.

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“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience,” the IBEDC acknowledged.

Meanwhile, in a video sighted by our correspondent, the utility poles fell on autos, together with a protracted college bus, automobiles, vans and a tricycle, trapping them down.

Voices behind the video mentioned in Yoruba, “All the utility poles have broken down. There is pressure.”

The residents expressed issues that they must endure energy outages for over per week to have the poles and cables fastened.

However, they expressed pleasure that no life was misplaced within the incident.

“This may take up to a week or more to be repaired. Thank God there was no power supply when this happened,” one of many voices was heard saying.

Earlier, residents of the affected areas in Sango-Ota had reportedly complained of low energy provide since January 2024.



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