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Two Workers in India Killed by Electrical Shock Accident

JAIPUR, INDIA –  Two workers of a stone factory got fatally electrocuted while opening the shutter of the factory in Badi area of Dholpur in the wee hours of Thursday.

According to sources, workers Ramavatar and Bhagwandas went to open the shutter of the factory at around 2.30 am. As soon as they lifted the shutter, they suffered a massive electrical shock as a high voltage current was running through it due to a broken power cable. The two died on the spot and no one came to know about the incident till 4 am, when a few other workers came to the spot and were shocked to find the bodies near the shutter.

Soon, news about workers killed due to electrocution spread among the other workers and they gathered outside the factory and started a protest.

The family members of the deceased also joined the labourers’ union and blocked Sarmathura road demanding a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each from the owner of Jagdamba stones. The family members kept the bodies on road and refused to hand over them for post mortem.

Senior police and administrative officials reached the spot and tried to pacify the agitated workers but they remained adamant on their demand and blocked the traffic for two hours. Circle officer, Manvendra Singh said that the traffic was later cleared as the owner agreed to pay a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the victims’ kin.

Story via The Times of India

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