At least 15 people have died after being electrocuted during protests a day after a man died from electrocution at a government project site. in India. At least 11 other people were injured in the accident which took place in Chamoli district, in Uttarakhand (north) state.
death by electric shock Late Tuesday the project site guard, whose body was found by his family on Wednesday, provoked a demonstration in which 15 other people were electrocuted in turn, according to authorities. According to daily Hindustani Timethe guard died after touching the railing, as did others who died the next day.
A “heartbreaking” accident.
Newspaper Indian Express reported Thursday that several people also suffered “serious burns”. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami called the incident “heartbreaking”. Chamoli district’s top official, Himanshu Khurana, told AFP on Wednesday that an investigation was underway into the cause of the crash, which killed at least four security officers.
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