A man believed to be in his mid-30s has been electrocuted after climbing a high tension pole in search of crow eggs at Buokrom in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region.
The deceased, identified only as Sena reportedly died after coming into contact with one of the naked wires on the high tension.
Speaking to this reporter, some residents in the area said the incident occurred on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at about 5:00pm.
The Unit Committee Chairman for the area, Mr Fuseini Farrisu revealed that nobody was near to stop the deceased from climbing the high tension.
He added that it was when the deceased had gotten to the top of the pole that some men in the area arrived at the scene.
He added that residents who were under the pole managed to convince the deceased to forget about the eggs and come down but he unfortunately touched one of the wires while climbing down.
He added that Sena was electrocuted and died on the spot before help could come from those around.
The body has since been deposited at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for further investigations.