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One killed as locals tried to erect steel-tubular pole in central Kashmir

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One killed as locals tried to erect steel-tubular pole in central Kashmir
Jammu, June 07 (HS): An 18-year-old youth died while as four others suffered injuries due to electrocution at Bunoora Aripanthan area of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday.
 
Police sources said said that the five persons namely Mohd Rafiq Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Javid Ahmad Bhat, Sonullah Bhat and Mohd Rafiq Mir, all residents of Bunapora Aripathen while erecting an electric pole in the area when suddenly it came in contact with High Tension (HT) line.
 
In the mishap, all the five persons received serious burn injuries due to electrocution and were taken to nearby hospital SDH Magam for treatment where from they have been referred to JVC Bemina hospital for advanced treatment, they said.
 
However, one among the injured Shakeel Ahmad Dar (18) succumbed to injuries, they said. 
 
A police officer also confirmed the death and injuries to four others in the incident.
 
“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations initiated,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Budgam Sehrish Asgar said that five persons were injured due to electrocution.
 
“Some people have been injured while erecting an electric pole in the morning today without informing the department. I urge everyone not to indulge in such hazardous activities themselves and take assistance of the concerned departments,” DC said.
 
However, the local residents that despite repeated requests the department officials didn’t turn up. We requested time and again but nobody heard us as such locals were forced to do what they did.