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8 labourers electrocuted to death in Jharkhand


8 labourers electrocuted to death in JharkhandMay 29, 2023Dhanbad, May 29 (IANS) At least eight labourers were electrocuted to death while installing a pole near the Nichitpur Railway gate in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district on Monday, an official said.The incident occurred when the pole — which labourers were trying to install — fell on a high tension wire of 25,000 volts and they came in contact with the wire.The incident took place at Nichitpur railway gate located between Dhanbad and Gomoh on Howrah-New Delhi rail route. Some other workers were also injured in the accident.The injured were rushed to the hospital. Many trains have been stopped at different stations after this incident.–IANSsnc/prw/uk/

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