By Lamin Njie

A 14-year-old boy has died after coming into contact with a power line.

Alhagie Jobe was out playing with his mates in the rain but died after coming into contact with a power pole that was connected to another pole that had been laying on the ground after being knocked down by a passing vehicle, a witness told The Fatu Network.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Saturday near Jeshwang primary school.

The public relations officer of the National Water and Electricity Company Pierre Sylva confirmed the incident.

“Management has been informed and we plan to visit the family of the boy tomorrow (Monday),” he added.