Mr Victor Adewunmi, the General Manager, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Benin region has cautioned Nigerians against erecting buildings within 50 meters precinct of high tension lines, IWIN reports.

Adewunmi said this in Benin on Tuesday while conducting newsmen round the area where a red conductor of the 330KV Benin/Egbin power line got detached. The power line got detached on Monday in Benin at about 6.p.m. Adewunmi, who was represented by the region’s Assistant General Manager, Technical Services, Mr John Madufor said the disaster was averted because the red conductor fell on the yellow conductor.

He noted that if the conductor had fell on the ground, the people and houses within the precinct of the high tension would have been roasted. According to him, the incident has affected power supply to parts of Lagos. Adewunmi, however, said that work had commenced to replace the detached conductor with a new one and to restore power supply to the affected areas.