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9 people electrocuted in Mizoram
Aizawl, Mar 27 (IANS):
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Published on 27 Mar. 2011 11:46 PM IST
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Nine people, including two couples and a father and his son, were killed due to electrocution after the bus they were travelling touched a live wire in Saiha district of Mizoram yesterday, reports reaching here today said.
The private bus with 32 passengers from Saiha town to Phura village carrying utensils on its roof touched the live electric wires between New Serkawr and New Latawh.
“The conductor was on the roof of the bus, trying to prevent the electric wires from coming into contact with the bus, but was forced to jump down after he failed, and the bus was electrocuted,” sources in Saiha said.
All the nine people who died tried to escape from the door of the bus and the rest who escaped from the bus windows escaped unhurt, the sources said.

 
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