IMPHAL, July 26: Two persons were electrocuted at Yairipok Bamon Leikai in Thoubal district today when a high transmission line fell upon the domestic line of a transformer in the locality.
The deceased persons have been identified as Takhellambam Bijen, 33, s/o Naba and Md Fazal, 18, s/o Gaffar. Both were residents of Yairipok Bamon Leikai.
According to the family members, Bijen was at his grocery shop when the HT line fell upon the transformer. On seeing the transformer near his shop blazing, he immediately tried to unplug the refrigerator at his shop to prevent any short circuit. But, he was electrocuted while trying to unplug it.
On the other hand, Fazal was electrocuted at his home while trying to unplug his mobile charger from the short-circuited socket.
The local people condemned the officials of electricity department for laxity in their works resulting in the loss of two persons. They demanded the authorities concerned to take up measures to prevent such tragedy in the future.