Boy Electrocuted Due To Waterlogging In Kolkata

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Kolkata: A 14-year-old student was today electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire at a waterlogged area near Ramesh Mitra Road here, police said.

Yash Bengani, a student of Class VIII of Bhowanipore Education Society, was returning from tuition wading through knee-deep waters within the limits of Bhowanipore police station when the accident occurred, police said.

He was immediately taken to the state-run SSKM hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Waterlogging after the heavy rain caused massive traffic snarls in major parts of the metropolis till late evening, the police said.

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Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said heavy-duty pumps have been pressed into service to pump out accumulated water from several badly affected areas, adding if there was no further downpour, waterlogging would be cleared soon.