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J&K: Electric wire falls on truck, driver electrocuted

PTI  Jammu, January 28, 2013
First Published: 16:10 IST(28/1/2013) | Last Updated: 16:59 IST(28/1/2013)

A truck driver was electrocuted on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on monday, when a high tension wire fell on his vehicle, triggering protests and blockade of the highway in Ramban district, police said.

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The live high tension wire fell on the truck at Ramsoo area of Ramban district resulting in electrocution of driver Liyaqat Ali today, a police official said.
 
The death triggered protests on the highway, with protesters blaming the power department for negligence.
 
Following the blockade, there was a heavy traffic jam on the highway. A case was registered in this connection and probe is on, police said.


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