Man hit by 10,000 volt shock during break-in

A 35-year-old man who broke into an empty workshop to steal copper was taken to hospital with serious injuries on Tuesday after suffering a 10,000 volt electric shock from a transformer.

The man was taken to hospital by helicopter and his 22-year-old accomplice has been arrested, reports ANP news service.
The incident happened near the town of Doetinchem, close to the German border.

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