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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Teen (18) dies after being electrocuted urinating on faulty lamppost

Published 01/09/2014 | 13:43

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The town of Bunyola. Photo: Google Streetview

A TEENAGER has died after he was electrocuted while urinating against a faulty lamppost.

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The 18-year-old died in the early hours of yesterday morning on the Spanish island of Mallorca, during a summer fiesta in the town of Bunyola

It is believed his urine served as a conductor and sent an electrical current through his body.

Emergency services received a call at around 12.40am after he was found convulsing on the ground.

Paramedics worked on him at the scene for over 30 minutes, however were unable to detect a pulse and he was declared dead shortly afterwards.

The town, of just 6,000 people, cancelled the remainder if the festival as a mark of respect.

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