Hajin: An employee of the Power Development Department (PDD) died of electrocution in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in Hakbara area of the district.
A police official identified the deceased as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, a resident of Watepora Handwara.
Quoting eyewitnesses, Kashmir News Trust (KNT) reported that Bhat was repairing electric line on a pole when he received an electric shock. He died on spot, they said.
Scores of employees from PDD have died so far while repairing electric lines. Most of them were daily-rated workers. KNT