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Farmer electrocuted, 2 killed in separate incidents

Electrocuted man in a home accident where the man tried to plug too much into a surge protector cord.

Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old farmer was electrocuted when a high-tension wire fell on him at Rankhandi village under Purkazi police station in the district here, police said today.

“Ramesh was on the way to his fields when power supply wire fell on him. He died on the spot,” police said.

In another incident, two people were killed and three seriously injured when a car in which they were travelling collided with a truck near New Mandi bypass on Delhi-Haridwar National Highway.

“Gunjan (35) and Salman (28), a resident of Gurgaon were killed in the incident while Rakesh, Deepak and Akshay sustained serious injuries,” police said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, police said.