Man found dead after being 'electrocuted'

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A 23-year-old man was found dead along the roadside on Don Gil Garcia Street, Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City past 12 midnight on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

The victim identified as Erwin Capili of B. Rodriguez Street, Barangay Sambag 2, Cebu City had no signs of life when personnel from the Emergency Medical Services arrived.

Mary Rose Vitualla, 22, live-in partner of the victim, was shocked after being informed about the incident.

She said her husband went out of their house around 7 p.m. on Tuesday to find food for dinner for their daughter and never came back.

According to Master Sergeant Jeptha Jumawan, chief of the Abellana Police Station 2, they could not yet determine the cause of the victim's death as nobody witnessed the incident due to the downpour on Tuesday evening.

The police believed that the victim got electrocuted due to a cap that got entangled in an electrical wire above the spot where he fell.

Jumawan said Capili might have climbed up the tree near the electrical wire but fell and hit his body on the wire causing him to be electrocuted. (BBT, TPT)

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