Oh No! Mother Killed, Child Injured As Transformer Explodes In Lagos Community (Photo)

Pure pandemonium took over Shokoya Close, off Dapson Street, Oke Ira, Ojodu LCDA, Lagos on Wednesday after a fire erupted from a PHCN transformer in the area.

The incident led to the death of a woman and left her child injured.

According to Daily Post, the victim was until her demise a petty trader in the neighborhood.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, in its preliminary report made available to DAILY POST noted that the fire emanated from a high voltage 25kva transformer (a 4 building mini transformer) which affected four buildings.

“However, the fire was quickly put out by combined effort of bystanders and emergency response team from the state,” LASEMA spokesman, Kehinde Adebayo said.

“Unfortunately a middle aged woman identified as Mrs Okanlawon Florence was electrocuted in an attempt to quickly put off her refregirator, while her child identified as Okanlawon Taiwo was also affected by the fire.

“Both victims were rushed to General Hopital Ifako Ijaye.

“The electrocuted woman later died as a result of severe burn sustained, while the child is undergoing treatment.”

Reacting, General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu advised Lagosians to ensure that electrical appliances are also disconnected while not in use.

Chairman of the community, Mr. Chinedu Mbonu, lamented the incident and said power surge must have caused the fire.

“This would not have happened when we had a bigger transformer. Something must have happened and we need to prevent future occurrences”.house-tran

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  • chika bibian

    Chai! It’s a pity

  • emekachilaka

    bad news

  • kayode akinsanya

    Too bad, God na your hand I dey oo

  • WillieBravo

    Omo na blood dey ground so? Smh.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    God have mercy on them.
    Rest in peace.

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Were fire dey,save ur life first,y wud she go to d fridge,

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • RIP to her, using substandard transformers is terrible

  • Olovo Obinna

    Terrible n sad tragedy….govt should take up the child welfare

    • WillieBravo

      U dey do like say u no know our government.

      • Olovo Obinna

        9ja is fucked up