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Multiple Electrocutions Reported After Flooding

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Recent flooding throughout the world has lead to many electrical accidents and deaths.  Most happen with downed power lines in water or when people are standing in water and touch a faulty electrical wire at home.  If you experience flooding, please keep electrical safety in mind and don’t go near downed power lines or try to activate or touch any electrical appliance while standing in water.

Below is a recent example among many of electrocution related to flooding.

Batticaloa, Tamil, Sri Lanka – 14 people have died so far in the floods in Batticaloa district according to Batticaloa District Secretariat. At least 10 persons have been reported missing in the district and 4 fishermen are missing in Ampaa’rai district. On Tuesday, a 17-year-old boy was electrocuted and a 19-year-old boy was seriously injured along Koayil Road in Onthaachchi-madam in Ka’luvaagnchik-kudi division in Batticaloa district when they touched a live electric wire lying on the ground after strong winds.

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