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Lightening Kills Three Ogun FRSC Officials

A pedestrian walks with an umbrella as lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in Jammu on May 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RAKESH BAKSHI (Photo credit should read rakesh bakshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Lethal lightening that trailed the Wednesday early morning drizzling has struck the Itele – Ijebu Command Post of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) along Ijebu – Ode – Ore expressway, killing three officials and throwing others to the ground.

The incident occurred around 10am at the Corps Command Post located at the Old toll gate corridor of the expressway, throwing the Ogun State sector Command of the FRSC into a hushed mourning.

The Nation learnt the lightening struck just as the FRSC officials were about observing their routine morning parade within the precinct of the office.

About a dozen of them were said to be around when the lightening struck, killing the three on the spot and also sent an electrical shock wave into the premises, jolting some of the survivors.

The FRSC Public Education and enlightenment Officer in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident but declined further comments.

Okpe, who promised to issue a statement in respect of the incident, said the Corps’s Sector Commander had gone to Ilese to access the situation.

It was learnt the state’s special security outfit – “OP MESA,” have also taken over the security of the area to forestall people from gathering around the scene.

Also, traditionalists worshipers believed to be Sango adherents, were said to have arrived at the scene to perform some traditional rites on the corpses preparatory to their release to government officials for burial.


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