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Boy Playing Hide-and-Seek on Zakynthos Electrocuted by Wires

A boy playing hide-and-seek with friends was killed by exposed air conditioner unit wires at a hotel on the island of Zakynthos, after which police arrested  the owner, an electrician and the air conditioner’s technician. 

According to media reports, the boy suffered an electric shock and died after coming in contact with the exposed wiring near his home at the village of Tsilivi, at the northeastern coast of the island.

There were mixed reports about the boy’s age, with some media saying he was 9 while others stating he was 12, said Kathimerini. His body was to be taken to the forensic service of Patras where an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

“He went to play, our boy left for five minutes,” the victim’s father told Mega TV adding that his son played there often. He also said that the air conditioning unit’s wiring “was exposed…and the boy tried to hide there and it touched his body.”

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