Tral: Two persons were killed when a high tension wire snapped and fell on a truck in Tral area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district on Friday evening , official sources said.
They said that both the deceased (Driver and Labourer) , were busy in washing their truck at Takiya-Batagund village of the town , when high tension wire suddenly fell on the truck electrocuting both of them. Both persons were rushed to the Sub District Hospital Tral, but doctors there pronounced them dead on arrival.
The deceased persons were identified as Aijaz Ahmad Malik and Aadil Ahmad Lone, both residents of Batagund Tral..
Soon after the incident, SDM Tral suspended 5 employees of Power Development Department for negligence.
According to the reports, the suspended employees includes AEE PDD Sub Division Awantipora Farooq Ahmad Tak , Fayaz Ahmad Bhat (JE PDD Sub Division Awantipora), along with Field Inspector Abdul Raheem Pandit and two line men Shabir Ahmad Dar and Tariq Ahmad Shah.
The SDM Tral Mr Riyaz Ahmad Malik suspended them for reported negligence in performing their duties which led to the loss of life today, sources said.
Officials told Kashmir Observer, that an enquiry has been ordered to ascertain the circumstances under which the unfortunate incident took place.
According to Mir Abdus Salam Rajpuri, President of J&K Electrical Employees Union (JKEEU) a total of 48 employees both casual and regular have lost their lives, most of them due to electrocution in the last two years.
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