NEPRA to probe alleged KE negligence in deaths from electrocution


The National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA) has taken strict notice of the deaths from electrocution that took place in Karachi over the recent monsoon rains and has formed a three-member committee to probe the K-Electric’s alleged negligence in the matter.

The spell of monsoon rains in Karachi from July 6 to August 12 resulted in multiple people dying from electrocution. According to a press release by the power regulatory body, NEPRA’s committee will be headed by the director-general of monitoring and enforcement.
Sources said that the regulatory authority has received 57 complaints of deaths from electrocution in Karachi so far. The statement read that after a thorough investigation, the authority will present a comprehensive report to NEPRA.
After receiving the report, NEPRA will decide whether legal action should be taken against K-Electric or not.
Sources said that the committee members — during the course of the investigation — will seek details from families who lost their loved ones due to electrocution in the monsoon season.


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