TSECL will bear the expenses of the deceased family due to the wire breaking on the high-conductance power line in Bishramganj

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, August 6, 2022

The State Electricity Corporation (TSECL) has announced to pay all the compensation to the families of those who were injured and died after the electricity cable was suddenly snapped in Pal Para of Bishramganj yesterday afternoon. On hearing the news of this sudden accident yesterday, the Minister of Electricity and the Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma rushed to Bishramganj. Some angry mobs blocked the road in Bishramganj to protest the incident. The Deputy Chief Minister appeared before them and ordered a high-level investigation into the incident and to pay all the compensation to the families of those who were injured and died.

This morning, Bidyut Nigam's in-charge MD Debashis Sarkar and Seepahizla DM Smt. Vishwasree B., IAS, both told Tripurainfo.com that compensation would be given to the families of the injured and the deceased as soon as possible. Debashis Sarkar said that the family of the deceased will be given four lakhs in cash. Already, all the injured admitted to GB Hospital have been given a one-time cash payment of Rs 10,000. All expenses for the treatment of the injured will be borne by the Power Corporation, he further said. Bidyut Nigam MD Debashis Sarkar also said that a high-level investigation committee has been formed to investigate how the accident happened.

Notably, one person died due to high voltage wire tripping due to the eccentricity of the power department in Bishramganj Pal Para yesterday afternoon. Eight people of the same family were seriously injured. The incident took place in Barajala area of Chechurimai village panchayat under Bishalgarh subdivision. It is known that Subhash Pal (60) of that area was having a wedding ceremony at the neighbor's house. There were many relatives in the house. In the meantime, the 11,000 high voltage electric wire passing by the house snapped and fell on the service connection of Subhash Pal's house. It caused a short circuit and instantly caught fire in the tin house. As they also came forward to put out the fire, nine people were electrocuted one by one before they knew it. The electrical office and the fire department were immediately informed as there was shouting all around. The rescuers of the fire department took them to the primary health center, where Subhash Pal (60), the guardian of the house, was declared dead. Among others, his wife Mallika Pal, Santosh Pal, Shefali Pal, Jhumpa Rudrapal, her two-year-old sons Ankit Rudrapal, Suman Rudrapal, Papan Rudrapal and new bride Rita Pal (18) were referred to GB Hospital after first aid. After the incident, the villagers got agitated and blocked the Agartala Sabroom National Highway in Chechurimai area. The helpless family demanded the intervention of the Power Minister to compensate the loss due to the idiocy of the Power Department. As a result, thousands of cars lined up on both sides of the road. In this, passenger suffering becomes extreme. Later on getting the information about the road block, Sipahijala District Magistrate Vishwasree B, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Police Officer and others rushed to the spot. Later on the specific assurance of the District Magistrate, the blockaders lifted the road blockade.

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