Teenager electrocuted after dropping mobile in the bath

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Teenager electrocuted after dropping mobile in the bath
Teenager electrocuted after dropping mobile in the bath. image: creative commons

Teenager electrocuted after dropping mobile in the bath

A 13-year-old girl has died in the French town of Macon, in the east Burgundy region, after dropping her mobile phone in the bathtub. The girl was able to be revived by responding police officers, but finally died due to the severity of her injuries.

A police team responded immediately to the emergency alert called in by the girl’s parents. Upon arrival at the scene, they managed to revive the girl temporarily, thanks to the application of rapid cardiac resuscitation manoeuvres (CPR).

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She was subsequently evacuated in critical condition to a hospital in Lyon. Another girl, a friend of the victim, was also hospitalised in shock at what had happened.

An investigation has been launched by local authorities to find out the exact circumstances of this tragic accident.

While her daughter was still in a coma, the girl’s mother spoke to the local newspaper and told them, to raise awareness of this risk in other families, “Let other teenagers learn from what happened, because they always have their phones glued to their hands!”, as reported by 20minutos.es.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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