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Three NEPCO employees assaulted in Balqa

By Petra - Jan 04,2014 - Last updated at Jan 04,2014

SALT — Three National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) employees were assaulted in the Ain Basha area in Balqa Governorate on Saturday by people who were caught attempting to illegally connect to the power grid.

The employees were attacked when they refused to cancel the tickets they issued against the violators, according to the director of NEPCO’s inspection department, Sakher Abu Rumman, who called for protecting the company’s staff in the field.

The three employees were admitted to a private hospital, Abu Rumman said, noting that their vehicle was also attacked.

He said that NEPCO personnel have reasons to fear for their safety in the field, as they cannot access some areas at all due to the absence of security protection.

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