Tree gets burnt on Dal Lake due to high tension wire

In an unfortunate incident, a tree got burnt today on the Boulevard road circling the Dal Lake in Srinagar near the SKICC as it got in contact with a high tension power line which supplies power to large parts of the city. It is not for the first time that such incident has happened, and tree branches and leaves often cause short-circuits, and trip the crucial lines thus snapping power which has often happened in the recent past. Despite repeated complaints to the Power Development Department no action has been taken by the officials putting the lives of people in danger.

Photographs by Arif Bashir Wani

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