Two electrocuted to death in Koraput

Koraput: Two persons were electrocuted while washing a truck which came in contact with a live electricity wire in Semiliguda police limits area of Koraput district today.

According to sources, one of the victims has been identified as truck helper Sonu Jani who was cleaning the truck with water. Somehow a loose electric wire from the nearby electric pole came in contact with the truck electrocuting Jani, sources said. Another person from a nearby vehicle rushed towards Sonu to rescue him and was also electrocuted in the process, added sources.

Both the persons succumbed on the spot. The deceased have been identified as residents of Marichamal village under Semiliguda police station area.

The incident triggered unrest among the locals in the area. Irate locals staged a road blockade at Semiliguda which hampered traffic movement.