Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Men on bike die after being electrocuted in Negril freak accident

The area where the freak accident occurred in Negril.

The area where the freak accident occurred in Negril.

Two young men were electrocuted  after a power line reportedly fell on the motorcycle on which they were travelling in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland on Tuesday.

The dead men have been identified as 21-year-old unemployed, Oshane Powell and his cousin, Renaldo Johnson; both of Wetland Mountain in Negril.

Reports are that the accident occurred sometime after 11:30 am as Johnson was riding his motorcycle along the West End main road, with Powell as a pillion, when a power line fell on the bike.

Both men were reportedly electrocuted and died on the spot.

Residents say one of the men had visible burn marks. 
  
The Negril police are investigating. 

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