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Mumbai: 2 Electrocuted, 5 Injured During Water Pipeline Repair

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Two labourers were electrocuted and five sustained injuries on Monday while repairing a water pipeline in Mumbai's Suman Nagar area, a civic official said. The incident happened at around 8am at a BMC water supply department pipeline behind the Kurla East traffic police post, he said.

Mumbai: Two labourers were electrocuted and five sustained injuries on Monday while repairing a water pipeline in Mumbai’s Suman Nagar area, a civic official said. The incident happened at around 8am at a BMC water supply department pipeline behind the Kurla East traffic police post, he said.

“All seven were rushed to civic-run Rajawadi Hospital nearby where doctors declared two of them dead on arrival. The other five were discharged after treatment,” the official informed. Later in the evening, the BMC issued a release informing that the hydraulic department would probe the incident and submit a report to Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) P Velrasu within 15 days.

Meanwhile, Mumbai South Central MP Rahul Shewale said negligence in handling a submersible pump at the site was the cause of the mishap, and demanded compensation, including jobs, to the kin of the deceased.

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