first_imgHyderabad: Many get electrocuted due to negligence. While some incidents occur due to official apathy, others occur for not adhering to standard practices. Such incidents increase, especially during the rainy season. At least four mishaps took place in the last four months.According to the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd (TSSPDCL), some 50 persons died and some 2,000 people were involved in electricity mishaps in the city in 2018-19, with most of them taking place during the rainy season. Add to it, many cases go unreported. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Director for Operations at TSSPDCL Srinivas Reddy says, “About 15% of accidents occur due to negligence on part of the consumers trying to conduct theft through mainlines.” There have been instances when many workers from the department too were injured and even lost lives, as precautions were not taken. In a recent incident occurred on June 3, K Shivaji, an 18-year-old student, died on the spot when the umbrella he was carrying touched an electricity pole at BK Guda in SR Nagar. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Senior officials at the department say that in spite of warning ground-level staff not to venture without turning off the power, they continue to do so, risking their lives. Srinivas Reddy urged power officials to follow precautions before going to pole work and requested the citizens of Hyderabad to use electric devices of good quality to avoid electrocution. Advertise With Us “We conduct awareness campaigns regularly to prevent electrocution and also started conducting regular mass raids and filing FIRs, so that accidents and power thefts can be minimized” he further added. With the arrival of monsoon, the possibility of accidents related to electricity also increases. Rainfall and storm can cause electric safety hazards and may lead to severe damage to health or loss of life and property. In 2018-19, some 141 lakh rupees ex-gratia was paid to the deceased by TSSPDCL.Follow standard practices Majority of electricity-related accidents could have been avoided if people adhere to standard practices, say officials. Even today, people dispose garbage close to transformers. There are instances when the fencing around the transformer too is damaged. It could affect earthing, which is crucial, as it protects from electric shocks.last_img read more


first_imgFour towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of being inundated as the rivers rose, the Department of Disaster Management said. “We are working together with local authorities helping the people and providing food,” said the department’s director, Phyu Lai Lai Htun.More people were expected to be forced from their homes on Monday, she said.Heavy downpours hit the tropical Southeast Asian country during the May-October rainy season, often triggering flooding. The northern state of Kachin was the worst affected, with 14,000 people forced from their homes near the banks of the Ayeyarwady river. Related News As India builds houses, Myanmar to reach out to Rohingya in Bangladesh By Reuters |Yangon (myanmar) | Published: July 15, 2019 1:46:34 pm Explained: Where are the world’s stateless people? Advertising Explained: The Hague rules on Kulbhushan Jadhav today Media published photographs showing submerged houses, vehicles and roads in Myitkyina, the state’s capital.Flooding also forced 3,000 people in the western Rakhine state to relocate, the disaster management department said.They included some of the thousands displaced by fighting between the military and the Arakan Army insurgent group since late last year, according to Tun Aung Kyaw, secretary of the Arakan National Party, who visited a camp for several hundred displaced people near the ancient city of Mrauk-U.“The whole camp is flooded and people are desperately in need of immediate shelter and food,” he told Reuters by telephone. myanmar floods, myanmar monsoon, myanmar rain, myanmar rainfall, myanmar heavy rain, monsoon floods, world news, indian express news Flooding also forced 3,000 people in the western Rakhine state to relocate, the disaster management department said. (File Photo)Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday.center_img Myanmar has restricted access to the conflict zone for most international aid agencies.The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a Facebook post it was helping the government respond to the flooding, while the Myanmar Red Cross, aid groups and private donors were also aiding the victims.“We are working closely with authorities and stand ready to support the government’s response,” Knut Ostby, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator, said on Twitter. Best Of Express Karnataka: Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Advertising India and Myanmar forces coordinate to destroy NE insurgent camps across border NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home Post Comment(s)last_img read more