KOCHI: A 35-year-old Tamil Nadu native was electrocuted while erecting a hoarding with an iron frame on Friday morning at Kakkanad. Three others working alongside him had narrow escape, although the condition of one is reported to be serious.
The deceased has been identified as Suresh (35), son of Natarajan, hailing from Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. Those injured in the accident are Raju Kumar Ram (20), Rajan Kumar Ram (33), both hailing from Bihar, and Sreejith (19) of Thrissur. Having registered an FIR for unnatural death, the City Police have launched a probe.
According to the police, the incident took place while the workers were erecting a roadside hoarding near Kusumagiri Hospital. "The iron part of the hoarding came in contact with the electric line. They were rushed to the hospital immediately," the police said. However, the hospital authorities declared Suresh brought dead.
"Suresh succumbed to his injuries before he was brought to the hospital. The condition of Raju Kumar Ram, admitted to the ICU, is a bit serious. The other two are stable now," sources with the hospital said. The body of Suresh will be handed over to the kin after an autopsy.