Berhampur: Around ten persons sustained injuries after a high tension electric wire snapped into a pond where they were taking bath at Gudiali village near Kabisurya Nagar in Ganjam district.
Some women were bathing in the pond while the wire fell into the water leaving all of them injured. Fire personnel reached the spot and rescued them before rushing them to hospital.
Three out of ten injured are in a critical condition. They have been admitted to Aska medical centre.
Villagers allege that the wire was hanging loosly over the pond. They had taken the matter to the notice of electricity department. But no action was taken, they alleged.