Cable thief electrocuted in Minna - Nigerian Tribune 
Cable thief electrocuted in MinnaNigerian TribuneTRAGEDY struck in Minna, Niger State capital, last Saturday as an unidentified young man, suspected to be in his 20s, was electrocuted while attempting to vandalise an underground electric cable connected to a transformer, some 200 meters away from the ....continue..

(NEWSER) – Two prize racehorses began prancing grotesquely, then staggered and fell dead on a patch of grass before a British race over the weekend. The horrifying spectacle unfolded in front of a stunned crowd watching the riderless horses being led around the infield paddock of the Newbury track. Official speculated they were killed by a faulty electrical cable buried beneath the ground, reports the Independent. continue..

AT least 16 were killed and 50 injured in a freak electrocution during a large parade in southeastern Brazil. Local police said fireworks lit among hundreds of partygoers Sunday night severed a power line above the procession, causing it to fall and hit a moving sound truck, which was belting out music to a crowd of dancers.
The electric float sent a 7000-volt charge around the vehicle, striking the crowd. Some reports put the death toll at 17. continue..

MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino teacher died on Monday after he was electrocuted while in his residence in one of the most flood-affected areas in Thailand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Citing a report from the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez said the remains of Arnolfo Fernandez, of Oriental Mindoro, is in Siriraj Hospital and will be repatriated to the Philippines. continue..

A black Labrador retriever died today when he was electrocuted during a walk with his owner in the woods in Newton, police said. Police received reports of a woman screaming in the woods behind 300 Hammond Pond Parkway at 8:04 a.m., said State Police spokesman David Procopio. The woman was walking her two dogs and came upon a live wire.continue..

While the centre of the capital Bangkok remains dry, residential areas in its outskirts and to the north have been submerged in water up to people's waists or even deeper as runoff creeps south from the central plains. The government said the disaster has now killed 427 people -- an increase of 42 from the figure reported a day earlier. While drowning was the most common cause of death, dozens have also been electrocuted. "In the past 10 days deaths from electrocution rose from just nine to 36 and about 80 percent of those were in the provinces surrounding Bangkok," said a senior public health ministry official, Porntep Siriwanarangsun. "I'm sure many cases are not reported. If this issue is not addressed it will be a major cause of death," he told AFP..continue..

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