2 electrocuted

2 electrocuted

2 electrocuted
Two persons were electrocuted after they came into contact with live high-tension cables while installing a board of a sweet mart near the service road of Pune-Bengaluru national highway at New Gandhi Nagar here on Saturday. Six others were injured in the incident and two of them are said to be critical.

Police identified the deceased as Parashuram Kathare (48) a resident of Shivaji Nagar and Gopal Soglannavar (25) of Gejpati village in Belagavi taluk.

Atul Deshpande, one of the injured, said that the tragedy occurred when they were installing the board above Hanamshet Sweet Mart building. Neighbours said that police personnel, who passed through the road a while before the incident, had cautioned the workers about the high-tension overhead cable. They had also told the workers to take safety measures while installing the board.
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