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Girl, 17, electrocuted as she charges her mobile phone

She was found with the headphones 'melted in her ears'.

The 17-year-old's lifeless body was found on the floor by a relative at about 5pm, the Mirror reported.

Melted earphones

A 'huge electric charge' had destroyed her phone, which was plugged into a charger.

'The girl's grandmother told the doctor that they found her granddaughter unconscious, lying on the floor and with headphones in her ears,' a hospital spokesman told local media.

'They said they believe that the young woman had an electric shock because the cell phone was charging and the phone was melted.'

He added: 'It is stated in the medical record that the girl was admitted to the hospital one hour after the electric shock.

Lightning

'The relatives said that the girl had received a shock, but the causes of death will still be confirmed.'

He said it was not raining at the time but there was a lightning storm.

It is not clear exactly how the teenager was electrocuted and the cause of the shock is still under investigation.

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