PDD’s ‘negligence’ injures woman, kills cow

BARAMULLA: Power Development Department’s alleged negligence Saturday resulted in burn injuries  to a woman and death of a cow in  Tangmarg area of  this north Kashmir district.
According to the locals at Hardu Madam in Tangmarg, a high tension power transmission line fell on ground in the area in the morning, but the Power Development Department (PDD) didn’t show any urgency in repairing it or cutting off the power supply.
Consequently, they said, a woman received burn injuries in her foot while a cow died when they came in contact with the line, which was lying on the ground.
“PDD officials disconnected the line only at 2 pm, but by then it had already taken the life of a cow and almost killed a woman,” they said.
PDD officials meanwhile refuted the allegations.