The dead teenager has been identified as 17 year-old Vivek Bridgemohan of Alliance, Canal #2 Polder, West Bank Demerara.
Based on police information, Bridgemohan left his home at around 19:00 hrs on the night in question, while the village was experiencing “blackout.”
Unable to see the cord that had fallen from a Guyana Power and Light Lantern post nearby, the 17-year-old came into contact with it and was immediately electrocuted.
He was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital by public spirited persons and was pronounced dead on arrival.
An investigation has been launched.