Eight labourers electrocuted, two injured

01:32 PM | 19 Feb, 2015
Eight labourers electrocuted, two injured
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MUZAFFARGARH (Web Desk) – At least eight labourers were electrocuted and two others were injured while digging a well at village Godhpur in the limits of Shah Jamal police station 35 here on Thursday.

According to rescue sources, the ill-fated labourers were digging the well and were going to fix an iron pipe into the well which unfortunately touched the high voltage electric wires. As a result eight of them died on the spot, while two others sustained injuries.

The deceased were identified as, Zafar Hussain, Muhammad Nazar, Qadir Bux, Manzoor Ahmed, Allah Dad, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Shahid, and Muhammad Riaz, while the injured included Muhammasd Hafeez and Abdullah.

The bodies of the deceased and the injured were shifted to DHQ's Hospital Muzaffargarh.