A 7-year-old boy has died on Monday after being unexpectedly electrocuted, Pattaya-based Swiss newspaper DER FARANG reported on February 25.
The boy, a Swiss national whose family asked not to reveal his identity, was on vacation with his parents and his younger sister in a luxury resort in Mae Nam on the popular holiday island Koh Samui.
As the family was sitting on the beach on the evening of February 14, the boy unknowingly stepped on a high voltage power line hidden in the sand, causing a fatal cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and immediate transport to a nearby private hospital could not save the life of the 7-year-old. He died the following day.
Police is investigating the incident. Since the boy had both a Swiss and a German passport, both embassies have been notified of the death.
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