Bhadohi: A 35-year-old woman was killed and seven others received serious burn injuries following high voltage supply in over a dozen houses in Gopiganj police station area this morning.
Police said that following some technical fault in the 25 KVA transformer at Parbatpur locality, about a dozen houses started receiving high voltage supply.
Rehana Begum, who was watching TV in the house, rushed to switch it off but got stuck and the children who tried to get her disentangled also received serious injuries, police said.
Four others in the neighbourhood were also injured while several gadgets like TVs and Fridges and other goods were also damaged.
All the injured were rushed to hospital where Rehana Begum later died, police said adding that the three with serious injuries have been admitted to hospital while the others were allowed to go after first aid.