55 students suffer burn injuries as high-tension wire fell on school in Uttar Pradesh

The Hush Post|11:30 am|1-min-read

About 55 students suffered burn injuries, four of them serious ones when a high-tension wire fell on a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district.

The incident occurred when a 11,000-KV high tension wire fell on the Vishnupur government primary school premises in Utraula. The injured were rushed to a private and district hospital in Balrampur.

The District Magistrate, Karun Karunesh said, “There were around 100 children in the school. When the wire fell, the students were at a distance. But water had collected in the compound after rainfall due to which they came into contact with electricity.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of UP ordered the DM to provide medical aid to the children. He also directed the officials to probe the matter and take strict action against the guilty within 24 hours.

The CM also directed Principal Secretary Energy and MD, UP Power Corporation to run a campaign to safeguard people from high-tension wires. He also ordered to repair them wherever needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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