Three electrocuted in UP

Lucknow: Three persons, including two brothers, were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi on Wednesday after they came in contact with a high-tension wire, police said.

The incident took place in Baghauda under the Kachauna police station in the district.

The three were going to their fields, when they accidentally tripped on a high-tension wire which had snapped and fallen in the field. The trio, having received serious burn injuries were sent to a nearby medical facility but could not be saved.

The deceased have been identified as Anoop, 22, Ajay, 18 and Sudhir, 16. Police said the angry villagers have been pacified and action will be taken against power men, who are accused of not repairing the snapped wires.