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Procession suffers electric shock, rampages power station
February 11, 2006 11:26 IST
Nearly 50 people suffered an electric shock and minor burn injuries when the 'tazia' they were carrying came into contact with a high-tension wire in Nawada town this morning, police said.
Angry over the incident, the procession members attacked a power sub-station, set fire to a portion of the newly constructed office there, and smashed the switch boards and control panels causing extensive damage and disrupting power supply to large parts of the town.
They also damaged furniture at the residence of the executive engineer of the state electricity board, the sources said.
Some of the injured were admitted to the Sadar Hospital where all of them were reported to be out of danger, Superintendent of Police Shalin told PTI.
He said the mishap occurred around 7 am when the tazia touched a high-tension overhead wire in Badi Dargah locality.
Shalin claimed the situation was fully under control and policemen were deployed in the area in view of the tension.