Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: A man ne person was injured and a car was damaged when four electric poles crashed at Dajibanpet here on Tuesday because of alleged negligence of workers digging up trenches for building drains.

The officials of Hubli Electricity Supply Company said there were no overhead power supply cables in the area.

The shopkeepers of the area complained that although they had warned the contractor implementing the work that digging trenches close to the electric poles would be risky, he had ignored them. It has been raining intermittently in the twin cities.