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Ogun Communities In Darkness Over Heavy Downpour

No fewer than forty communities in Ogun State have been plunged into darkness following Sunday’s heavy downpour.

The deluge, which began around midday, devastated electricity infrastructure in several regions of the state, resulting in a blackout.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, (IBEDC), in a statement on Sunday, listed the communities affected by the heavy downpour to include,: Iyana lyesi, Osuke Town, Egan Road, lyana Ilogbo, Ijaba, 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”.

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It called on residents of the areas to avoid “contact with the broken poles, saggy wires or any other electrical installation affected by the rain”.

“Our technical team is working to clear and replace the broken poles and installations to ensure power supply is restored as soon as possible,” IBEDC said.

A video circulating on social media shows fallen power lines on vehicles in a flooded Sango-Ota area of the state.

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