Two boys, who were flying a kite at the rooftop of their house in Abul Fazal Enclave, have suffered severe burn injuries when the kite string came in contact with a high-tension wire. The small boys were rushed to a hospital for treatment with one coming back to home after treatment and one boy undergoing treatment at a hospital for bun injuries, said residents.
Social activist Nazia Hussain, who shared the photo of the children, said one boy who was standing by the other one who was actually holding the string got minor injuries in the incident that took place three days ago.
“The children are looked after by their grandfather who runs a tea shop in the locality. The father died months ago. I was told that they are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi. This is not first incident of people getting hurt by high tension wire as earlier too such incidents have been reported,” she told OT.COM.
Family members could not be reached for comment.
Several houses are located under the high tension wire illegally and one market in Abul Fazal Enclave had even received notice for the closure but nothing happened. Moreover, a private hospital too is run nearby.
Residents still remember how months ago a labourer had died after being electrocuted by high tension wire.
In July, OT.COM had reported about 10-year-old boy dying after being electrocuted by high tension wire in Khizrabad.
Terming Khizrabad incident extremely tragic, BJP National Secretary and East Delhi MP Maheish Girri had expressed the imminent need to work on the existing low-lying high tension wires passing through residential colonies located at East Delhi. He had apprised about the incident 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 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.
From time to time there words spread in the locality that high tension wire poles would be relocated to Yamuna. Moreover, such issues are mostly discussed during elections.
CAPTION: Photo credit Nazia