Electric shock kills five in southern Russia

Electric shock kills five in southern Russia
# 07 July 2012 04:15 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Five people were killed by electric shocks in the southern Russian town of Gelendzhik, the Investigative Committee (IC) said Friday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

According to the IC report, the first of the five victims was killed on the spot when he stepped into a puddle with a naked high-voltage electric wire running through it.

The other four people -- two women and two men -- were electrocuted while trying to rescue those mired in the 1.5-meter-deep puddle near an entrance of a local busy supermarket after torrential rain hit the Black Sea coast earlier Friday.

Gelendzhik is located 260 km west of the Russian resort city of Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics is to be held.






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