Man dies after electrocution while felling trees

Ngatira, New Zealand – A man is dead and a 10-year-old girl has been flown to the hospital in serious condition after an incident with live power lines.

A police spokesperson said two people received electric shocks after being hit by electricity from power lines at about 4:55 PM on Sunday at a rural address in Ngatira.

The young girl was flown to Waikato Hospital where she is now stable and recovering.

The man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

WorkSafe issued a statement saying they were notified of the electrocution and understood the victim may have been felling trees.

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