An 100 level student of Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) studying Mechanical Engineering, Inyang David and a nursing mother have lost their lives after a high-tension cable fell on the roof of their building at 14 Adak Uko Street in Calabar on Monday night.
The affected building reportedly had 12 tenants. A friend of the deceased student, Mr Tolale Prince Harmony, reiterated that the cable had been falling several time in the past and the PHEDC office in Calabar had been approached severally to do something about it, but they kept referring the residents to Port Harcourt.
The landlord of the building, Mr Obo, said the cable had always been falling in the past, but not on the roof. He allegedly said this time was the first time it fell on the roof and caused a fire that razed the building and killed the two people.
He said since the incident occurred nobody from the fire service or the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company had shown up.