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Teen dies touching overhead power line

National News // By Tay Kinnear // April 30, 2019

A teenager has died after being electrocuted by an overhead power line at a train station in canton Valais.

Pixabay Teen dies touching overhead power line

The 15-year-old boy, who lived locally, climbed onto the top of the train while at Le Châble station on Saturday afternoon. He touched a live cable.

He was taken to Sion hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Police are investigating. A support centre has been opened for the boy’s friends who were with him at the time.

 

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