Wrong place, wrong time: Two killed as power line breaks

Protests against Faisalabad Electric Supply Company; accuse company of not repairing, maintaining high-tension line.

Our Correspondent July 04, 2014

FAISALABAD: Two people were electrocuted and another was injured on Thursday after a high-voltage wire fell on them on Sargodha Road. The 11KV electrical wire, passing through Chak 119 JB, Samana, broke and fell on two fruit vendors – Adnan Ramazan, 16, and Muhammad Qasim, 15 – and a customer, Naeem Islam, 14. They were taken to Allied Hospital where Ramazan and Qasim passed away and Islam was in critical condition. Scores of residents of Sargodha Road later staged a protest demonstration against the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company, accusing the company of not repairing and maintaining the high-tension line.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2014.


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