Eight women electrocuted in Mewat dist

Last Updated: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 18:17

Chandigarh: Eight women were electrocuted
and six others injured when their tractor trolley came in
contact with live wires hanging loosely from an electric pole
in Haryana`s Mewat district today, police said.

"The incident happened at Nuh area. Eight women died of
electrocution. Two critically injured persons were rushed to
Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, while four were admitted to
Nuh Civil Hospital," Mewat SP Yoginder Nehra said.

Earlier the police had said nine women were killed after
they came in contact with 11 KV LT power line wires when their
trolley was passing underneath the live wires.

The victims were on their way to home in Khedla village,
the SP said.

Residents of the area had repeatedly asked the
electricity department to tighten the wires, but no action was
taken, he said.

"A case has been registered under various sections of the
IPC, including section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to
murder), against several officials of the electricity
department responsible for maintaining the power line," Nehra
said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 18:17

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