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Author Topic: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)  (Read 440 times)

Mike Sokol

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Re: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 02:41:34 am »

Another one: Eight electrocuted in Caracas looting amid Venezuela protests

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN17N1SH

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Re: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 03:33:04 am »

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/uefa-champions-league/man-utd-rocked-by-tragedy-as-nigerian-fans-electrocuted-while-watching-anderlecht-game/ar-BBA7yhE?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

It sounds like a high-tension power line feeding the transformer fell on the building. So maybe 110 to 250 kV on the building (metal?), so when people tried to evacuate they were electrocuted. That's horrible... 

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Re: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 04:31:22 pm »

Another one: Eight electrocuted in Caracas looting amid Venezuela protests

Here's a bit more info, but there's no confirmation it's what actually happened:

Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while looting and trying to steal a refrigerator from a bakery. The chaos turned deadly when looters entered a bakery protected by an electric fence and tried to remove a refrigerator. The accounts varied,...

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Re: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 02:05:00 pm »

Makes me wonder about the nature of the electric fence?
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Re: Electrocuted (Yes, electrocuted)
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 03:13:04 pm »

Venezuela is going through a very contentious period where some protestors are being killed the old fashioned way. Consumer safety is pretty low on the list of government concerns.

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