Locals who suffered an electric shock receiving treatment at Kalaiya Hospital. (Upendra Yadav/Republica)
BARA, Dec 20: Over a dozen people sustained injuries after a transmission line carrying high voltage electricity snapped here in Badki Pharawariyama VDC ward no 8 of Bara on Tuesday.
According to Electricity Distribution Center, Kalaiya, 15 people were injured when a transmission line carrying 11,000 volts snapped and fell over a 400-voltage distribution line in the village.
Many electrical goods worth over tens of thousands of rupees in many households were damaged due to the high-voltage current, said Binod Chaudhary, Chief of the Electricity Distribution in the Center.
According to the center, the high voltage current hit the whole village, destroying many electric goods including television sets, refrigerators, and water pumps, among other things, due to short circuit.
According to Shiva Shankar, a local, the transmission lines snapped due to NEA's negligence.
The injured are locals Devi Yadav, Ramnarayan Yadav, Sakuntala Devi, Bhajmula Dewan, Shiva Kumari Devi, Pramila Devi, Rinku Devi and Mira Devi, among others.
Nine among those injured are undergoing treatment at Kalaiya Hospital, said Bara police.