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Tag: Electrocution Death

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Two Poachers Electrocuted To Death In Odisha’s Boudh

Meanwhile, officials from the forest department and local police have rushed to the spot after getting information and started an investigation into the incident.

Young woman dies, minor injured after falling into electric trap

Nabarangpur: A young woman died and a minor girl was injured after coming in contact with an electric trap laid by poachers for hunting wild boar at Nagajodi village under Jharigaon block in Nabarangpur district Thursday late night. The deceased has been identified as Jalila Harijan (22) whereas the injured Lakshmi Harijan (14) has been […]

Labourer electrocuted to death in Kamakhyanagar

Dhenkanal: Tension gripped Tumusingha area of Kamakhyanagar today after a labourer was electrocuted to death while 2 others sustained grievous injuries after coming in contact with an 11-KV live wire in the district. The deceased has been identified as Srikant Behera, a resident of Harijan Sahi in Dhobabahali of Dhenkanal district. According to sources, the […]

Another elephant electrocuted to death in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A tusker was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with live electric wire in Dudurkote forest under Hindol range in the district on Wednesday morning. Locals initially spotted the elephant carcass lying in the forest and informed forest officials. They alleged that the elephant came in contact with the live electric wire, laid […]

Farmer electrocuted to death in Jajpur

Jajpur: A farmer was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with live 11 KV electric wire at Rehmanpur village under Korai block in Jajpur district on Friday. The deceased has been identified Rabi Malik. According to reports, Rabi had gone to his agricultural land when he stepped on the live electric wire that had […]

Worker electrocuted to death while repairing transformer

Jharsuguda: A staffer of the Electricity department was electrocuted to death while fixing a fuse in a transformer in Rengali village under Lakhanpur block of the district today. The deceased has been identified as Kanhu Charan Sahu, a native of Saria in Chhattisgarh. According to sources, Sahu was carrying out maintenance work at a transformer […]

Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: Crime Branch arrests 3 including 2 forest officials

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three persons including two officials of Meramundali forest range in connection with the tragic death of seven elephants due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range on October 27. The arrested include CESU junior engineer Sanjay Mohanty, Meramundali section forester Prabhakar Rana and forest guard Girish Dehury, informed […]

Death of 7 elephants: 6 officials suspended, 1 dismissed

Dhenkanal: Following the death of seven elephants near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night, the Forest & Environment, and the Energy department dismissed one official and suspended six others for dereliction of duties. While three officials each from the Forest department & CESU were suspended, the junior manager of […]

Op-Ed: Powerless Before Power Lines

Whoever discovered electricity couldn’t have imagined that the transmission line to carry power to those who need it could someday cause death, both of humans and animals. Most humans at least know about the dangers of touching a power transmission line. But animals are blissfully unaware of the inherent danger. The rapid and inexorable spread […]

Youth dies of electrocution on newly inaugurated flyover in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A youth died of electrocution after coming in contact with electricity wires used for light decoration on the newly-inaugurated rail-over bridge at Lingaraj Road in Pokhariput area of Bhubaneswar today. The deceased has been identified as Seemanchal Panda, who was immediately rushed to Capital Hospital where doctors declared him dead. According to sources, the […]

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Farmer’s death sparks tension in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Tension ran high at Sikharpur village in Nayagarh district today after locals blocked Khandapada road here demanding compensation to the family of a farmer who died due to electrocution. According to reports, one Panu Bhatt was going to his farmland this morning when he came in contact with a hanging live electric wire leading […]