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Chili: Electrocution on High Power Lines

Santiago, Chili: This is the horrific moment a man performing acrobatics on the top of an electricity pylon was electrocuted.

The man, named only as Miguel, touched one of the high-voltage cables with his legs as he swung back and forth on the beams yesterday.

The contact with the live wires killed him instantly, to the horror of onlookers who had gathered to watch the scene.

Emergency services in the Chilean capital of Santiago had been called after he was spotted ‘playing around’ on the pylon.

Firefighters spent 30 minutes fruitlessly trying to coax him down before he made the fatal wrong move.

The moment was caught in dramatic amateur video footage.

Story via mirror.co.uk

 

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