Date:04/08/2009 URL:

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Police official killed as power cable snaps

Lucknow: A police official was killed and a woman injured when a high tension electricity wire snapped and fell on them on Sunday in Jalaun district, about 200 km from here.

The Station House Officer of Kuthaund police station, Rajesh Kumar Chowdhury, died in the police outpost when a 11,000 volt high tension wire snapped and fell on him, official sources said.

A woman, Pooja, 22, was also injured in the incident and rushed to hospital, they said, adding her condition was stated to be stable.

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