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Five killed, 12 injured after electricity transformer explodes in Hyderabad

Five killed, 12 injured after electricity transformer explodes in Hyderabad
July 23, 2021

HYDERABAD (92 News) - Five people were killed and 12 sustained injuries on Thursday after the explosion of an electricity transformer in Hyderabad’s Unit 8.

It was reported that the transformer exploded due to the negligence of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO).

The HESCO had installed a new transformer in Latifabad after the area suffered an outage of 15 days. Hot oil spilled over residents and 18 people were injured.

Five critical injured persons have lost their lives and 12 people are under treatment in the Civil hospital. The deceased have been identified as Shujaat, Tabish, Waqas, and Noman. Their bodies have been shifted to Hyderabad and will be handed over to their families.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and directed authorities to provide the best medical services to the wounded persons. He directed the health secretary to ensure the attendance of doctors and paramedical staff at the hospitals.

He issued directives to the Hyderabad deputy commissioner to arrange ambulances to shift the injured persons to the burns ward besides summoning an inquiry report.

On the other hand, the A Section police have registered a case against five Hesco employees for their negligence in the case. The FIR includes sections 322 (Punishment for qatl-bis-sabab) and 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

تازہ ترین خبریں حاصل کرنے کے لیے فوری اطلاع کی اجازت دیں

آپ کسی بھی وقت دائیں طرف نیچے بیل آئیکن پر صرف ایک کلک کے ذریعے آسانی سے سبسکرائب کر سکتے ہیں۔