The Jos Electricity Distribution Company has conveyed its sorrow regarding the transformer explosion that occurred on Saturday, resulting in the unfortunate demise of at least six individuals in the Kabong community, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The fire incident which was a result of the explosion, left several others wounded and destroyed residential buildings, including shops within the vicinity.
In a statement on Saturday by its Head of Cooperate Communications, Dr Friday Adakole, the electricity company extended its sympathy to the families of those who encountered losses during the incident
It said, “Jos Electricity Distribution Plc is anguished by the unfortunate incident at about 0313 hours today, affecting customers on our Kabong primary Distribution Transformer in the Kabong area, Rukuba Road Jos.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accident was a result of a high-tension line snap onto the low-tension lines which resulted in a voltage supply outside limits.
“The source feeder tripped off and inter-tripped the Transmission end source from Makeri Transmission Station.
“We will continue to be monitoring the situation closely and communicate the facts of this regrettable incident.
“Equally, an evaluation of the root causes is underway, and appropriate measures will be put in place to avert future occurrences.
“We express our deepest sympathies to families who have encountered losses as a result of this incident.
“We are grateful to traditional and community leaders in the area for all their support in managing the effects of the accident.”