NEA ‘negligence’ kills buffalos

- Madhav Dhungana, RUPANDEHI
NEA ‘negligence’ kills buffalos

Jun 1, 2014-

Four buffalos were killed when exposed to live wires of the transmission line that were lying on the ground for the past three days at Siddharthanagar-6.

Locals said the authorities of Bhairahawa branch of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) failed to turn off current through the line even after being promptly informed. Four electricity poles with the line were damaged by storm three days ago.

The locals worried about the possible impacts of the current in case of heavy rainfall. “We time and again informed the electricity office of the problem right after the poles fell,” said local resident Bijay Karna, lamenting on the sheer negligence of the officials to seek a amicable solution. The locals, however, confirmed that the current in the lines were cut off on Sunday after being informed of the death of the buffalos.

Meanwhile, the enraged local people vandalised a NEA vehicle when the officials reached the site to inquiry about the situation. Police briefly arrested three for

their actions. Binod Upadhyay, chief of NEA Bhairahawa branch, however, ruled out any wrongdoings on their part.

Published: 02-06-2014 11:50

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