If wisdom had been shown, 15 lives would have been saved, even after the death of the watchman, negligence was done!

SP Chamoli Parmendra Doval informed that 15 people died and many were injured in a transformer explosion on the banks of Alaknanda river in Chamoli district.

Current spread in the STP plant near Namami Gange project in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. 15 people died due to electrocution. It is feared that the death toll may increase further. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, CM said that strict action will be taken against those found guilty of the accident.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) V Murugesan told news agency PTI that 15 deaths have been reported due to electrocution in Chamoli town. He said that a police sub-inspector and three home guards were also among the victims of the accident. He told that the incident is being investigated. Prima facie it has been found that the people present there got electrocuted due to electric current spreading on the railing.

The accident happened again after the current spread on Tuesday night

Giving information about the incident, Chamoli’s District Disaster Management Officer NK Joshi said that earlier on Tuesday night a person working in the project had died due to electrocution. He told that during the Panchnama of the same deceased, current again spread at the same place and on the spot along with the administration and policemen, some onlookers also got electrocuted. The scorched people have been taken by helicopter to be admitted to Rishikesh AIIMS.

care taker died due to electrocution

Giving information about the incident, Executive Engineer of Chamoli’s Energy Corporation Amit Saxena said that the third phase was down on Tuesday night. After this it was added on Wednesday morning. After connecting the phase, a sudden current ran in the sewage treatment plant.


Chamoli Accident: Big accident in Namami Gange project in Chamoli, 15 people died due to electrocution, Chief Minister ordered an inquiry

People present on the spot told that the phone of the caretaker who was staying at the site at night was not ringing in the morning, after which the family members came to the site and started searching. During this, it was learned that the caretaker had died due to electrocution. After which many villagers also reached the spot along with the family members. During this, the current spread again and many people came under its grip.

CM ordered judicial inquiry

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed grief over the Chamoli incident and ordered a judicial inquiry. CM said that this is a sad incident. District administration, police and SDRF teams have reached the spot. The injured are being referred to the Higher Center. AIIMS is being shifted to Rishikesh by helicopter. Apart from this, instructions have also been given to conduct a magisterial inquiry.


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