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Two men believed to be electrocuted in Negril, JPS investigating

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men travelling on a motorcycle in the Westland Mountain community of Negril are dead after coming into contact with an electrical wire yesterday.

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS), in a release a short while ago, said it is presently working with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as they seek to bring calm to the area, as well as access to the community.

According to police reports, residents discovered the bodies of the young men along the roadway about 11:20 am.

The have been identified as 20-year-old Oshane Powell and 19-year-old Renaldo Johnson, both of Negril addresses.

The police explained that it is believed that both men were electrocuted as high-tension wires were reportedly seen near the bodies.

JPS said it regrets the unfortunate loss of life in any circumstance and expressed condolences to the families. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” said the release.

Meanwhile, the company said its teams are on standby to restore electricity and to continue the investigation into the matter as soon as access is available.

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