Andhra Pradesh

Four children electrocuted in a farm pond in Kurnool

 

Four boys hailing from the Alamkonda village in Krishnagiri Mandal of Kurnool district were electrocuted to death when they entered a farm pond on the outskirts of the village. It was their summer holidays and they had gone for a swim. The four children were identified as Karthik (13), Sai (12), Rakesh (12) and Kamal (12). 

The four had gone to the plot belonging to Nabi Rasool, a local resident, and went into the farm pond that had 4.5 feet of water. 

At the bottom of the pond were two submersible pumps that did not have proper earthing. The children came in contact with the pumps and got electrocuted, said Krishnagiri Sub-Inspector of Police G. Ashok.

The boys had gone into the pond around 3 p.m., but the villagers came to know of it only by 6 p.m. The police registered a case and are investigating the incident.


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