Ten workers are critical after being electrocuted while working near Barh Railway Station West. It is said that these labours were working to fix the high extension cables when the iron ladder which was being used by them, came in contact with electricity.
All of the grievously injured ten workers have immediately been referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital. It is learnt that most of them are from neighboring state Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district.
Immediately after the incident, there was a chaos and people were clueless about ensuring their safety. Later local people somehow manage to get these workers away from the ladder safely. But the damage was already done.
Soon after the incident, people present at the spot were furious and they started protesting at Barh Railway station. Some of them have also reportedly damaged the railway property. Protesters were alleging that no safety gears were provided to any of the workers. If they would have been provided with the necessary safety gear, such incidents could have been avoided.
Those who had been admitted to PMCH are Golu 25 years, Raju 24 years, Ravi 29 years, Sanjay 25 years, Sudhir 23 years, Ganesh 28 years, Satyendra 26 years, Gurudas 23 years, Rajkumar 18 years and Phoolchand 20 years.
Local police are trying to maintain the law and order and calm down the protesters. Concerned senior police officers have also rushed to the spot and they are trying to asses the damage. Railway officials of Danapur division have also reached the accident site.