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Man Killed as Transformer Falls on Him in Maharashtra's Raigad District amid Cyclone Nisarga Fury

File photo: A Mumbai police official stands guard off the coast of the Arabian sea in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Reuters)

File photo: A Mumbai police official stands guard off the coast of the Arabian sea in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Reuters)

The incident took place at Umate village near Revadanda around 1.30 pm, he said. Dashrath Babu Waghmare, the deceased, was rushing home as heavy rain and winds pounded the area.

A 58-year-old man was killed after a power transformer collapsed on him due to the heavy winds in Raigad district as cyclone Nisarga lashed coastal Maharashtra on Wednesday, a police official said.

The incident took place at Umate village near Revadanda around 1.30 pm, he said. Dashrath Babu Waghmare, the deceased, was rushing home as heavy rain and winds pounded the area.

An electrical transformer toppled over and fell on him and he died before doctors could attend to him, the official said.

first published:June 03, 2020, 20:03 IST