Odisha: One Worker Dead, Two Critical Due To Electrocution In Dhenkanal

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06 January 2019

Himansu Mohapatra

Dhenkanal: A labourer was killed and two others sustained burn injuries after coming in contact with an 11 KV electric cable at Tumusingha village at Kamakhya Nagar on Sunday morning.

The incident took place while three labourers were engaged in construction work for a homepathic hospital at Tumusingha.

The deceased has been identified as Srikant Behera. The other two workers, Gobinda Jena and Ajit Behera have been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Soon after the incident, locals blocked the Tumusingh-Saanda road demanding compensation for the victim's family. Police intervened and pacified the irate villagers after which the blockade could be cleared