June 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Updated June 11, 2019 3:38 p.m.
A man was electrocuted on Tuesday as he tried to steal transformer cables near the Cantaclaro urbanization in Maracaibo in the west of the country.
Esmeralda Calabia, an inhabitant of the area, explained that the man climbed the pole and minutes later suffered the electric shock.
"He was unconscious, we called the authorities and they managed to knock him down, they realized he was still alive and they transferred him to a nearby hospital," he added.
He indicated there was no light in the sector when the man attempted to commit the robbery, but arrived just when the matter was cutting the strings. Calabia noted that the man died hours after the event.
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