Rescue worker electrocuted, two injured

Staff Reporter

Lahore—One of three rescue workers was killed while others sustained injuries as steel ladder of rescue vehicle came in contact with live wires in Iqbal Town on Wednesday.
Vehicle of the rescue department caught fire after the accident. After a monsoon downpour earlier in Lahore, live wires fell in the stagnant water that was yet to be drained from the street, claiming a local’s life. Another electrocution-related accident surfaced in Lahore’s Shahdara in July when three of a family came in contact with live wires atop the roof. As a girl shifted a cot to shed in the morning, the iron cot came in contact with electricity wires and she was electrocuted on the spot. Her father and younger brother came to her help and did not survive. The family is survived by the mother and an elder brother. On the other hand, at least two people were killed today while 42 others sustained injuries in different rain-related incidents in. The injured have been shifted to the hospitals after which the local administration has pulled its socks up to control the situation. Heavy rain with thunderstorm has badly disrupted daily routine of the people whereas gusty winds uprooted the trees and sign boards in different areas. The low-lying areas have also been drenched in the downpour however, the electricity system was also got affected by the rainy weather in Bannu. On the other hand, people are facing difficulties in transportation as land sliding blocked roads inAbbottabad.

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