Two electrocuted in TN after bus brushes against electric pole

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Nilgiris (TN), Jan 15 (PTI) Two persons were electrocuted in the district on Monday when a bus brushed against an electric pole, leading to the snapping of a live wire which fell on the vehicle, police said.

The victims were identified as 49 year-old Nagaraj, the driver of the government bus, and Balaji (51), a passenger.

As many as 30 other passengers escaped unhurt, police added.

The accident took place at Malavancherampadi when the bus, negotiating a turn, brushed against the electric pole, following which the wire snapped and fell on the vehicle, they said.

Pandalur police have registered a case. PTI CORR SA SA ANE