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Andhra Pradesh: 5 Farm Workers Charred to Death as Power Cable Snaps, Causing Fire

  • Jun 30, 2022, 11.45 AM
  • DealMoney News Service

 Five ranch laborers were roasted to death and two others harmed when a high-strain power supply link snapped and fell on the autorickshaw they were going in, bringing about a significant fire, in Satya Sai region of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning.

The casualties were supposed to be connected with one another.

A squirrel got on to the electrical post, causing a short out of the wire and the cross-arm. "This prompted the snapping of the great strain link," AP Southern Power Distribution Company Chairman and Managing Director Haranadh said.

Delegate Superintendent of Police, Dharmavaram, Ramakanth said over telephone that five different people, including the auto driver, leaped out to somewhere safe after the fire.

The two harmed people were moved to clinics in Dharmavaram and Anantapuramu for treatment.

"A rancher connected with the specialists for work in his field and they were continuing to the close by town in a seven-seater auto. Out of nowhere, a high-pressure above power link snapped and fell on the auto, where there was an iron bunk on the top, and caused the fire," Ramakanth said.

While around six people, including the driver, figured out how to leap out, the others were caught inside the auto as the fire seethed.

Five ladies in their mid-thirties were singed to death while two additional supported extreme consumes.

The DSP said further examination concerning the case was proceeding.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu communicated sorrow over the misfortune.

The Chief Minister declared an ex-gratia installment of Rs 10 lakh each to the family of the departed.

BJP state general secretary S Vishnuvardhan Reddy additionally communicated misery over the occurrence and stretched out sympathies to the dispossessed families.

State Congress president Sake Sailajanath additionally communicated shock over the episode.

The SPDCL CMD said a specialized council was examining the reason for the mishap and a cautiousness board of trustees would likewise direct a request.

"We are declaring an ex gratia alleviation of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the departed and Rs 2 lakh each to the harmed people. We will find all ways to guarantee such occurrences don't repeat," the CMD added.