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Two utility workers die after getting electrocuted in East Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 29, 2019   /   05:39 pm
Two utility workers die after getting electrocuted in East Jakarta A worker checks on a new power line cable installed along the railway in Jatinegara Station in East Jakarta on April 4, 2018. The line connects all the way from Jatinegara to Bekasi, West Java as part of additional power to support the train service. (JP/P.J.Leo)

Two employees of state-owned electricity company PLN died after getting electrocuted in an underground site on Jl. Otista 3 in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Thursday.

Jatinegara Police chief Comr. Rudy said the incident took place at 1:45 p.m. when the screams of the two workers, identified as Ato and Rizal, were heard from the excavation site.

“Their colleagues heard their screams from inside the hole and immediately went to check on them. We suspect they were electrocuted,” he said as reported by tribunnews.com on Thursday.

They were still breathing after being rescued by their coworkers but died on the way to the hospital.

Rudy said Ato and Rizal hailed from Cirebon, West Jakarta. Their bodies were taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital for an autopsy.

Jatinegara Police also questioned two workers as witnesses.

“We are still gathering information in the case,” he added.