Man runs building iron bar onto naked live wire, electrocuted

Man runs building iron bar onto naked live wire, electrocuted
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Police in Kisoro are investigating circumstances under which a 33-year-old man was electrocuted while working on a building project.

Witnesses say Henry Niyigaba was on the third floor of a building bending an iron bar used in construction of pillars when it got into contact with naked live wire overhead.

The deceased, a resident of Nyamirima village,Nyamagana, was working at former Miami Hotel building in Kisoro Municipality.

Following the shocks, Niyigaba was rushed to the nearby Heart Medical Clinic but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Godfrey Muhinda, manager of Umeme Kisoro branch, acknowledged the incident, attributing it to recklessness of building owners that don't disconnect the buildings while they are still under construction.

Kisoro District Police Commander Bernard Mugerwa aid they were investigating the matter.

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