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Copper-wire thief electrocuted in Sicily

Romanian dies of burns

04 January, 13:15
Copper-wire thief electrocuted in Sicily (ANSA) - Naro (Agrigento), January 4 - A Romanian national died Thursday night after being electrocuted while trying to steal copper wiring in Sicily's Agrigento area. The man, a resident of Canicatti', was taken to hospital by his three accomplices - including his brother - but died later from his injuries.

The survivors were reported for aggravated theft and police have searched their homes. Recently there have been regular reports of copper cable theft in the Agrigento area, with power cables managed by electricity company ENEL and telephone companies being the main targets.