A man kills himself in Ghana by jumping from a high voltage line (video)
man kills himself:He is said to have climbed the high voltage transmission line pylon at Kasoa Galilea.
Galilea is located after the Kasoa toll booth on the way from Weija to Kasoa in the Ga South District of Greater Accra.
In a viral video, which was sighted by AtinkaNews, the man was seen quickly climbing the high-tension pole as bystanders made many pleas in attempts to get him down.
Also in the video, a vehicle of the Ghana Police Service could be seen, creating the impression that the police officers were on the scene to help get the man off the pole before he endangered his life even more.
An onlooker, with a Nigerian accent, was also heard running commentary in the background of the video, saying that a Ghanaian man is had climbed the pole because of the hardships in the country.
He later stepped on the transmission line and got electrocuted. The body has since been conveyed to the morgue.
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The incident reportedly happened on Friday and the man is yet to be identified.
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GRIDCo owns and operates a network of transmission systems for the distribution of bulk electric power in Ghana, consisting of about 3,670 circuit-kilometers of the 161 kV transmission lines and 34 High Voltage/Medium Voltage substations.