Two young girls in Chennai were electrocuted when they stepped on a live wire while playing. The wire was submerged under stagnant water in Kodungaiyur. The girls P.Bhavana and M.Yuvashri were students of class 8 in a local school. As Schools had declared a rain holiday, the girls were playing in the street outside their homes when the tragic incident occurred. Another girl had a miraculous escape after she managed to jump onto a cement slab.
Power supply was cut off and the girls were taken to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead. This tragedy could have been averted had the concerned authorities not been callous and had been duty conscious instead.