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Man Electrocuted By Electricity Pylon Carrying 33,000 Volts of Energy At Aboabo

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Residents of Aboabo Extension and on-lookers trooped to the ECG pylons behind Mighty Royal International School to catch a glimpse of the incident Tuesday morning.

A 35-year old young man identified as Fatawa was electrocuted when he tried to cut cables from an electricity pylon carrying 33,000 volts of energy at the Aboabo Extension in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The body of the deceased, was seen hanging on the pylon in a blue jacket over a pair of jeans, boots and a red cap.

According to an eyewitness, Musah Talash claims there was an explosion around 2:30am followed by screams for help.

“We heard an explosion all of a sudden. So we traced to find out where it happened. We saw a young man on the pylon and he was screaming for help. Before we returned to the scene in an hour’s time, he was dead. So we called the ECG and the Fire Service who came to remove him”.

He claimed that he believes he is part of some cable-stealing syndicate whose activities often lead to intermittent power cuts in the area.

Officers from the Ghana National Fire Service, the Electricity Company of Ghana, and the Police, removed the body which was hanging on the pylon. The body has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy and further investigations into the incident.

 

Source: CitiFm News

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