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Regional News Fri, 13 Sep 2019

2 electrocuted in Tamale, 3 others in critical condition

Two (2) persons have been confirmed dead while three others are said to be in critical condition at a health facility in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital after they were electrocuted on Thursday evening.

MyNewsGh.com gathered that the incident happened in a container at the popular Tamale taxi station after nearly two hours of heavy downpour.

Details of what led to the electrocution still remain sketchy but sources reveal to this portal that the victims may have been exposed to a naked electricity wire in the heat of the downpour that saw parts of the metropolis flooded.

According to an eyewitness he heard women screaming and tried to find out what could be the problem only to be told some persons had been electrocuted.

“The victims were in a container that got flooded so some persons tried to rescue those who were in it and they got electrocuted. One girl who was trapped died on the spot and a man tried saving another but he also got shocked and died there too”, he revealed.

Source: mynewsgh.com