3 labourers from Odisha electrocuted in Agra

  • 3 labourers from Odisha electrocuted in Agra

    Summary: During this task, the ladder shifted towards 11,000 volt high tension wire and all the three labourers were electrocuted to death. "Two labourers were holding the ladder from below, while another climbed to clean the signboard. The blast of the electrocution was so strong that couple of bike riders passing by the petrol pump lost their balance and fell off from the vehicle. The electrocution was so horrific that 40% of body mass of the victims melted," said station officer Devendar Kumar of Khandauli.Since it was a human error of the victtims, no FIR has been lodged against anyone.According to NCRB, in 2015, across India total 9889 persons died and 360 were injured due to electrocution.In month of May, three brothers were electrocuted killing two in remote village of Chitrahat police jurisdiction of Agra, while in April four men were electrocuted to death including junior engineer and station service officer, after a sub-station transformer in Nagla Paima area of Tajganj exploded during maintenance. AGRA: Three labourers of a private firm hired by the Indian Oil Corporation were electrocuted after they came in contact with a high tension wire in Agra, while they were cleaning an IOC signboard.Identified as Jitu, Rinku and Vichitra, all the victims hailed from Murand, district Ganjam, Odisha.The incident took place at Shaheed Dharamvir Singh filling station in Khandauli area on Monday afternoon.After the incident, the charred bodies of the victims were taken to trauma center of S N Medical college, where doctors declared them dead and sent their corpses for post mortem.According to the eyewitnesses of the incident, five labourers had arrived at the fuel refilling station with a ladder to clean the IOCL signboard which was very close to the high tension wire.

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