Vikash Sharma

Ahead of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup, a labourer reportedly died after coming in contact with a live electric wire at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

The deceased, identified as Gopal Tirkey, was engaged in beautification works at the stadium when he accidentally came in contact with the live wire.

Tirkey, who hails from Mangaratola village, was working with a contractual company. Today, Tirkey came in contact with an electric wire while working on the ongoing electrifrication works at the newly built Birsa Munda stadium in the steel city.

Following the incident, Tirkey was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

(Reported by Pawan Tiwari)