Daily rated PDD worker electrocuted in Pulwama

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PULWAMA — A Power Development Department’s daily-rated worker was electrocuted when he was repairing a transmission line at Khonmou Grid Station here in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Sources said that the deceased employee, Muhammad Ashraf Dar, son of Ghulam Ahmed Dar, a resident of Samboora Pampore was repairing a transmission line at Khonmou Grid Station, when due to sheer negligence of some employees, electricity was restored on that line, as a result of which he received fatal electric shock.

Dar was shifted to JVC Srinagar where doctors referred him to SKIMS Soura. He died in the hospital.

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The deceased has been working in the department as a daily-rated worker since 1995 and is survived by his wife and two little children.

Concerned Executive Engineer Showkat Ahmed said that a probe has been ordered and whosoever is found guilty, will face the music.

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