June 15, 2024


The ideal Automotive

Survivors endure 15 minutes of horror at Chillakondaiahpalli

The 6 travellers and the driver of the autorickshaw endured 15 minutes of horror, whilst they were witness to the dying of 5 people thanks to electrocution and burning owing to hearth in the Chillakondaiahpalli accident in which an 11-KV HT electrical wire fell on the autorickshaw at 7 a.m. on Thursday.

What shocked every person was that the electric power offer did not get tripped at the sub-station the moment the wire received snapped. Various calls to the SPDCL office environment allegedly went unanswered as none picked the cellphone for a prolonged time.

The autorickshaw dragged the wire for about 50 metres together with it as there was an iron cot tied on major of the overloaded car. Even though the autorickshaw was meant for four people (driver+3 travellers) 12 persons were being travelling in it, which is a typical follow in the two Anantapur and SSS districts and it goes unchecked.

“As soon as the automobile caught hearth because of to sparks from the wire, all those sitting at the back again and on the side rods holding the iron poles of the passenger cabin in the automobile, could not shift and remained nonetheless until the tarpaulin protect acquired entirely burnt and fireplace engulfed them also,” 42-calendar year-old Shivaratnamma, a single of the survivors together with Ramadevi, 35, informed The Hindu.

The driver alerted them about the probable electrocution and asked people surviving and sitting down in the center of the vehicle, to jump out without touching any of the rods of the car. “This guidance saved us and we jumped out to basic safety inside minutes, but endured the horror for 15 minutes helplessly seeing other family members having charred after electrocution,” she bemoaned.

“The autorickshaw has all the permissions and documents as it was a new 1 registered in 2021 November, but it was overloaded violating the permitted amount of 4. We have specified our report on this and an FIR has been filed in opposition to the auto driver as well,” stated District Transport Officer Niranjan Reddy who along with the Anantapur Deputy Transportation Commissioner N. Sivaram Prasad frequented the accident spot.