Vivian Monye, is a 15-year-old girl who was on Tuesday, electrocuted while assisting her father in a clean-up exercise after flood attack in their home in delta state. It was gathered that the victim, unknowingly stepped on electricity wire inside the flood water that covered virtually all the houses within the quarters after the mid day downpour, which lasted several hours.
Newsmen reported, that the incident happened at Owanta Aliosimi quarters of Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The victim’s father, Moses Monye, who confirmed to Daily Post the death of his daughter, said “Vivian and her brother were assisting me to bail out water that took over our apartment after the mid day heavy rainfall when suddenly BEDC restored power supply to our area, which caused electric surge.
“We all tried to run for safety but my daughter, Vivian got stuck before I could assist her inside the flood, she gave up the ghost,” the bereaved father said.
Vivian’s father, who said he was 70 years old, and had refused to remarry since the death of his wife, (Vivian’s mother), lamented thus,
“It’s unfortunate and a sad experience. Vivian was the only daughter I have, the mother died when she was barely six years old, and I took care of her all alone. I couldn’t imagine watching my daughter Vivian helplessly as she died inside the flood water. I am finished”
The state Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Ernest Ogwezzy, who paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family, expressed the state government’s commitment to ensuring flood menace becomes a thing of the past in the area. He consoled the flood victims, telling them to always look up to God.
He disclosed that the state government had earlier made provisions for those seriously affected by the rampaging flood caused by the heavy rainfall to relocate from their homes.