Skardu: Lineman dies due to electrocution

By: Rajab Ali Qamar

SKARDU: An employee of the Water and Power Department of Gilgit-Baltistan has died after being electrocuted while working on an electricity pole.

The employee, identified as Fida from Patang Kachura, was reportedly working on a pole when the Kachura Station allegedly switched the power on without informing the lineman. 

The deceased is survived by five daughters and wife.

A large number of linemen have lost their lives due to electrocution caused by lack of proper coordination and safety measures.

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