Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022

13 Electrocuted In Bihar

Victims came in contact with stray electric wire on Gaya-Patna road

At least 13 people, most of them children, were electrocuted when they came in contact with high tension electric transmission wire at Gopalpur village in Bihar early Monday, the police said.

Senior Police Superintendent of Patna, Sunil Kumar said that overhead electric wire was snapped when a truck dashed against a roadside pole and overturned on Gaya-Patna road near Sampatchak on Sunday night.

According to official information, the power supply was disconnected through the transmission line after the accident.

When locals gathered at the accident site on Monday, there was sudden supply of power through the transmission line in which 13 people were electrocuted.

RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav, who visited the spot soon after the incident said the state government would inquire into it and guilty persons would not be spared.

Meanwhile, one person who suffered burns was admitted to Patna Medical College in critical condition.

State Energy Minister Shyam Rajak said bodies of eleven had already been identified and were handed over to their relatives.

Rajak said Yadav distributed Rs 1.35 lakh as compensation to dependents of each of the deceased.

He said cattle transported by the truck were also burnt alive. (PTI)