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Post time 2008-7-23 05:16:54 |Display all floors
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Man died 'urinating on live rail'

© ITN 2008
A man was killed at a busy railway station when he reportedly urinated on the track.

British Transport Police confirmed the 41-year-old was electrocuted at Vauxhall station in south London last week.

He walked on to the track from Platform 1, a BTP spokesman said.

According to reports, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet but his urine splashed on to the live rail.

He was said to be a married teacher who was visiting the UK to improve his English.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said a fast response unit and two ambulances were sent to the station but the man died at the scene.

According to Network Rail, more than 60 people are killed on railway lines each year.


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Post time 2008-7-23 08:09:09 |Display all floors
Originally posted by whampoa at 2008-7-23 05:16
THE REPORT -

Man died 'urinating on live rail'

© ITN 2008
A man was killed at a busy railway station when he reportedly urinated on the track.

British Transport Police  ...


oh my god , I never realize that pee is such dangerous action .
so , we mush be careful when peeing .....

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Post time 2008-7-23 08:55:58 |Display all floors
I watched something along these lines on the American television program "Myth Busters".

The myth of "electrocution by urination" was "busted", meaning that it was not true.

Still, I don't feel reassured very much and I would look for a safer place to go.

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Post time 2008-7-23 20:18:15 |Display all floors

Additional information

I checked the program's website, and they say the myth is both busted and confirmed.

It would be possible to be electrocuted if you were really close to the rail so that the stream of urine had not started to break up into droplets. Once the formation of  droplets starts, the conductivity is too low for electricity to flow.

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Post time 2008-7-25 11:12:33 |Display all floors

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Where I live we have electric fences to keep the cattle in.... A lot of kids pee on them just to dare each other.... No one has died yet.....

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Post time 2008-7-25 15:48:42 |Display all floors
Astounding~~

The we men should do peeing as women squat doing?

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Post time 2008-7-25 15:52:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by garyguoyi at 2008-7-23 08:09


oh my god , I never realize that pee is such dangerous action .
so , we mush be careful when peeing .....


polish people shouldnt be left alone

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