He did not realise the water was stagnating over a pit dug out by the Corporation workers, who had left the underground live cables exposed.
The moment he stepped in the water, he suffered an electric shock and fell unconscious.
Passersby informed the Tangedco officials and the power supply to the area was suspended.
A Tangedco official said,” A few months ago, the corporation dug up the ground to lay a connection for streetlights.
The street happened to be a dead end and usually workers twist and bury the remaining wire.
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