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Four electrocuted in soroti while stealing power transmission lines

By : Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Grief and shock engulfed residents of Awoja Village; Aukot Sub-County in Soroti District after four brothers got electrocuted while trying to steal a three-phase electric wire transmission line, according to police.

Two died instantly, while the other two were seriously injured.

Police identified the deceased as Moses Atachu, 28, and Isaac Epou, 29, while Samuel Esuri, 23, and a male juvenile whose identity has been withheld are currently admitted at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital.

East Kyoga regional police spokesperson, SP Ageca Oscar Gregg, said they are waiting for a postmortem report before their bodies are handed over to relatives for burial.

Police visited the scene and conveyed the two bodies to Soroti regional Referral hospital for postmortem.