A 45-year-old man was hit by 20,000 Volts as he tried to reconnect electricity for his home, after Greek Public Power Company (DEH) cut the supply due to unpaid debts. “I’m going to get what belongs to me” the man told his stunned neighbors before climbing high the PPC column to reconnect the power supply to his home.
However the desperate man touched the electricity cable with bare hands. 20,000 volts of electricity penetrated his body, while his trousers got fire.
Neighbors told news portal newsit that the man had recently moved to one humble home at a neighborhood of Aegaleo, suburb of western Athens, with a bed-ridden mother and a brother. The family had financial difficulties, could not come up for daily expenses. One week ago, the PPC had cut the power due to unpaid debts.
The man is hospitalized in critical condition.