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Man electrocuted during copper theft

Latest in string of deaths

30 December, 18:54
Man electrocuted during copper theft (ANSA) - Taranto, December 30 - A 29-year-old man from Bari was found electrocuted outside a power-station transformer near the southern Italian city of Taranto Monday, the latest in a string of deaths during the attempted robbery of copper wire at electrical installations across Italy.

Copper thefts and related fatalities have risen during Italy's longest postwar recession, now coming to an end.

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