20 Oct, 2021 @ 14:15
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Man electrocuted in tub after dropping charging mobile phone into bathwater in Madrid

emergency 112 Spain madrid
emergency 112 Spain madrid

A man in Madrid died from an electric shock while taking a bath after apparently dropping his mobile phone into the water while it was connected to a charger.

The 38-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday morning after his partner raised the alarm at 8am.

Emergency services in Madrid confirmed the death at an apartment on Avenida de Portugal in the Latina district of the capital and said police had opened an investigation into the circumstances.

  In a tweet, 112 Madrid called the man’s death a “domestic accident” as a result of an electric shock sustained while he was taking a bath.

But local media reported that it was caused when he dropped a mobile phone into the water while it was connected to the charger and plugged into the wall.

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Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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