Young girl electrocuted

Early this morning, a young girl was electrocuted at Port Moresby Kipo Settlement, at East Boroko.

PNG Power Ltd said this location had experienced power outage last night due to a fallen tree onto a service pole.

“The PNG Power field team responded and disconnected supply to the area, then progressed onto other faults whilst waiting for the fallen tree to be cleared,” said PPL acting managing director, Carolyn Blacklock.  

“Sometime during the night, it seemed that an unauthorised energizing of this connection had occurred, rendering the service pole dangerous.

“Our initial investigations show that the young girl came into contact with this pole, resulting in electrocution.

“PNG Power is currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident in conjunction with police, and providing comfort and support to the bereaved family.”


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