A 23-year-old woman died due to electrocution after slipping on a wet street in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: A 23-year-old woman died due to electrocution after slipping on a wet street in rain-hit Bengaluru. Her death has raised many questions. Several are accusing the Karnataka government of negligence and poor management. No proper arrangements have been made for the safety of the people in the deadly flood.
The deceased was identified as Akhila. The incident occurred when the deceased was returning home on her two-wheeler on Monday night. She accidentally made contact with a live electric pole near the Whitefield locality in the city.
Akhila got off her scooty near Mayura Bakery, where a section of road was waterlogged. She lost her balance while pulling the scooty through the knee-deep water. Meanwhile, she grabbed an electric pole in an attempt to balance herself but was electrocuted in the process.
She was rushed to the hospital. But the victim was declared dead by the doctors.
Akhila’s family members have been blaming the civic authorities and the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for her death due to their negligence.
The social media were filled with netizens’ outrage and anger against the government.
This was the first death that took place at the IT hub. The water level has not been decreasing due to the downpour that caused lakes and stormwater drains to overflow and inundate low-lying areas.
Tractors and boats were used to ferry students and office goers in the morning in several areas, such as Rainbow Drive Layout and Sunny Brooks Layout.
Tushar Girinath, BBMP Commissioner, said that “it is unfortunate that we lost a life,” adding that an investigation is on in the matter.