Assam: Youth Dies of Electrocution In Barpeta District Amid Floods

Barpeta: Amid floods caused by incessant rain, a youth on Wednesday night electrocuted to death in Assam’s Barpeta district.

According to reports, he was identified as Jyotikesh Gayan and was electrocuted when he was trying to disconnect the inverter which was inundated under flood water. As the came in contact with an electric cable, he immediately died on the spot.

A few days back, in a bid to avoid any untoward incidents, the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) had said that several electrical infrastructures have been damaged in various parts of Assam following which power cuts have been reported from different parts of Guwahati.

“Restoration works are underway and the employees of APDCL are working on a war footing to restore the lines as early as possible,” the APDCL statement read.

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