Schoolboy dies after touching high voltage wire

Titamba, India – 16-year-old Rakesh Ramkaran Jawakar was accidentally electrocuted after he touched a high voltage power line that ran through a tree.

A report says that Rakesh climbed the tree to cut a branch in order to make a ‘gilli’ and ‘danda’ to play with friends.

He accidentally touched the 1,100 kV power wire and was electrocuted. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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