Kids, women severely burnt as high-tension wire falls on them

April 21st, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) Three children and three women were severely burnt when a high-tension wire fell on them in the Khoda area of Ghaziabad Monday night, police said Tuesday.
According to officials, the children and the women were sitting on the rooftop of their house when the overhead high tension 11,000 volt transmission wire fell on them, severely burning them.

According to circle officer Rahul Srivastava, Seema, Ruby, Nisha - all aged between 25 to 30 years - and their children Tarun, Himanshu and Priyanshu, while sitting on the roof-top of their house, had rested their legs on the iron grill of the terrace.

As the wire suddenly snapped and fell on the house, the current began to flow in the iron grill and gave them a shock.

The six, critically injured, were rushed to a local hospital from where they were referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.

Till Tuesday evening, doctors at the hospital described their condition as critical, police said.

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