Six persons, including children, were charred to death when an APDCL high voltage overhead power line (11000 volt) snapped and fell on a pond at Khatowal in Juria. Reportedly, the victims of the tragic incident came to the pond for fishing.
The victims were identified as Rafiqul Islam, Jabar Ali, Moinul Islam, Habibur Rahman, Imanul Islam and Ashiqul Islam.
After the incident, angry residents attacked the residence of APDCL worker Fakrul Islam.
Allegedly, APDCL local division directed local line man to disconnect the power supply.
However, the line man ignored the order.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal has directed APDCL chairman Jishnu Baruah to visit Juria.
The Ministry of Power (independent) in Government of Assam Tapan Gogoi has already gone to the spot.