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Pattaya pedestrian electrocuted by dangling power lines – VIDEO

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A man in Pattaya was critically inured when he was struck by bolts of electricity from exposed power lines. Pattaya fire services were called after a transformer exploded into flames in the city’s famous Walking Street last night amid heavy storms. But rather than cordoning off and securing the area, they simply cordoned it and left it until morning for electrical authorities to sort things out. Wires were left hanging and exposed.

28 year old witness Panumat says no one thought it was still dangerous, but suddenly he saw a male pedestrian knocked to the ground by a bolt of electricity. The man got up and was struck a second time.

Passerby Sawang Boriboon found the man in a pool of blood as the rain gushed down and sparks flew. Rescue workers gave first aid took him to hospital. His identity and current condition are unknown.

Pattaya pedestrian electrocuted by dangling power lines - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: thaivisa | Siam Chon News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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