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Belagavi: A lineman from HESCOM was rescued from the jaws of death when he was busy repairing a power line on top of a transformer in Belagavi today.

The lineman Vijay Hiremath had climbed a transformer for repair work when the incident occurred. He suffered an electric shock and fell unconscious on the transformer. Quickly several of his colleagues and people rushed to his help using wooden sticks and got him down. He was rushed to private hospital in an injured state. According to sources, his condition is stated to be out of danger.