FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, June 20: Two persons have been reportedly electrocuted due to damage of an 11 Kv high tension line due to incessant rain accompanied by storm in the last couple of days in Aruchal Pradesh capital. Nirjuli Electric Division Executive Engineer in a release today informed that the persons who were electrocuted yesterday included a boy in Banderdewa area and a power department staff engaged in repairing work of the 11 kv line between Khemyir to Jote.
The electrocution of the power department staff occurred due to miscommunication and lack of coordition among the staffs on duty, he said adding both are undergoing treatment at hospital.
The department informed that the 11 Kv HT line has sustained heavy damages in multiple places due to the rains and storms. Power supply has been completely disrupted at PTC, Banderdewa Check gate, Khandakhowa llah, Karsingsa and its adjoining areas.
Multiple damages have also occurred at Balijan and Kimin where repairing was being taken up on war footing. The field engineers are facing heavy burden and liabilities in this situation due to non receipt of any fund or LOC for maintence works since April 2016, the engineer added.