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Two injured after utility poles topple in Halse Hall

Published:Sunday | September 21, 2014 | 3:18 PM
Residents of Halse Hall look at a fallen utility pole that injured two people in the community - Shanique Samuels photo.

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Two people were injured, one hospitalised, when a utility pole belonging to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) fell in the Halse Hall community in Clarendon this morning.

Reports are that shortly after 9 a.m., a NSWMA garbage truck was doing collections in the community when it got entangled in JPS electrical wires and toppled three utility poles.

An elderly woman received minor injuries while a 30-year-old man had to be hospitalized with several broken bones.

The residents complained that the utility poles were in a state of disrepair and needed to be urgently replaced.


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