Lineman electrocuted at Khag

By Ishfaq Reshi
Khag: A lineman with the power development department died on Tuesday while repairing high-tension electricity line at Nagbal, Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The lineman was identified as Abdul Qayoom Zargar, a resident of Kandhama, Beerwah.
Official sources said that the lineman was working on the line as a transformer was being installed by the PDD. Sources said that the power supply has been snapped to the whole area after the incident. The residents alleged that the lineman became the victim of gross negligence by the employees of the power department who did not take precautionary measures while working on the HT line.