Lamp post electrocutes urinating teenager

Alex Dunham
Alex Dunham - [email protected] • 1 Sep, 2014 Updated Mon 1 Sep 2014 12:54 CEST
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An 18-year-old man from the Spanish island of Majorca received a fatal electric shock on Saturday when he leaned against a lamp post while urinating.


The teen was out celebrating in the annual ‘fiestas’ of the small town of Bunyola, 7 kilometres from the island’s capital of Palma.

According to Spanish Civil Guard police and local emergency services, the victim received the shock when leaning against the lamp post while urinating on top of a wall.

He collapsed from the shock and hit his head on the ground, Spanish daily El Diario de Mallorca reported.

Emergency services were unable to resuscitate him after being alerted by the victim’s friend.

Local authorities are now investigating if other lamp posts in the area have faulty wiring like the one that caused the 18 year old’s death.

All other Bunyola celebrations have been cancelled in the wake of the tragedy.   



Alex Dunham 2014/09/01 12:54

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