June 15, 2024


The ideal Automotive

Five workers charred to death after high-tension wire falls on auto-rickshaw

TIRUPATI: A snapped higher stress electric powered wire has claimed the life of 5 folks, when the roof of the vehicle-rickshaw they had been travelling in came in call with large-stress wire at Chillakondaiahpalli of Thadimarri mandal in Sri Satya Sai District on Thursday morning.

According to the stories achieving here, the mishap happened when seven men and women, together with 6 agriculture labourers from Guddampalli and the driver had been travelling to Chillakondaiahpalli village. The employees ended up engaged to pull out weeds at a sweet lime orchard at Chillakondaiahpalli.

The roof of the car-rickshaw came in get in touch with with a snapped HT-wire which was hanging low on a dirt road foremost to Chillakondaiahpalli. The vehicle caught fire soon after the HT-wire fell on it.

While the driver Pothulaiah and a single of the personnel determined as Lakshmi jumped out of the auto and suffered significant injuries, the some others had been caught and had been charred to demise. Pothulaiah and Lakshmi were being admitted at the RGD medical center in Bathalapalli.

On getting information and facts, law enforcement and hearth rescue personnel rushed to the location. “We have not nevertheless identified the victims. Their family members will be knowledgeable after determining them. Circumstance of death because of to carelessness will be registered soon after having a complaint,” a police officer explained.

Neighborhood residents have complained that the incident is brought on by the negligence of the electric power department. The area falls beneath the purview of Andhra Pradesh Southern Ability Distribution Company Confined (APSPDCL).

Terming the incident as unfortunate, APSPDCL CMD H. Haranatha Rao expressed condolences to the associates of the bereaved family members. On behalf of SPDCL, he declared an immediate money help of Rs. 5 lakhs for the kin of the lifeless and Rs. 2 every for the injured.

“As for each the preliminary investigation, it was identified that the electric powered wire was lower thanks to a squirrel falling on the superior-stress electric line. Anantapur Circle Superintending Engineer was asked to look into the incident and submit a report immediately”, the CMD said.