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10-year-old dies after being electrocuted by high tension wire in Okhla

The incident in which a 10-year-old child suffered serious burn injuries while playing in Lions Club Park, in Khizrabad, Okhla from low-lying high tension wire and he died in the hospital recently has once again sparked a debate about safety of high tension wires in residential colonies.

Terming the misfortunate incidents in Khizrabad extremely tragic, BJP National Secretary and East Delhi MP Maheish Girri expressed the imminent need to work on the existing low-lying high tension wires passing through residential colonies located at East Delhi to the chairman of Delhi Transco Limited and Delhi Electricity Regulatory Board.

The MP insisted on placing an appropriate policy framework for this issue, to prevent loss of life and property.

The MP further mentioned that the existing colonies, that have low lying high tension wires despite numerous letters being written to various departments and concerned authorities, there has not been any concrete action taken towards resolving the issue.

The Parliamentarian said he would request the Delhi Government to direct the power distribution companies to act on this on priority. Though the concerned departments are being requested through various meetings to address this issue, however, there is no real solution taking place on ground.

Several houses are illegally located under the high-tension wire with several cases of accidents too being reported from time to time.

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