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#148606 - 01/11/07 12:27 PM Man electrocuted by DIY mole-killer
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From correspondents in Berlin, Germany
January 12, 2007 04:43am
Article from: Reuters

A GERMAN pensioner who wired up a high-voltage cable to try to wipe out the moles digging up his garden killed himself instead.

Uwe Werner, police spokesman in Stralsund north of Berlin, said the 63-year-old retired construction foreman was found dead in the garden of his weekend house in Zingst next to a 380-volt cable and metal spikes rammed into the ground.

"The moles survived," Mr Werner said, noting the voltage was enough to run a cement mixer or heavy-duty power saw. "It was in any event an unorthodox method to try to get rid of moles."
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21047613-1702,00.html
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