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French girl, 15, is electrocuted in the bath after her charging mobile phone slipped into the water

Schoolgirl, 15, is electrocuted in the bath after her charging mobile phone fell onto her chest and slipped into the water in France

  • Girl, 15, was taking a bath when charging mobile phone slipped into the water
  • Emergency crews were called to home in Marseille and took her to hospital
  • But medics couldn’t save the teenager who died of cardio-respiratory failure

A French schoolgirl died in her bath after a charging phone fell onto her chest and slipped into the water in France, it has emerged. 

The 15-year-old, identified only as Tiffenn, was electrocuted after the device slipped into the water at her home in Marseille on Sunday.

Emergency crews rushed the girl to the city’s Timone hospital and tried to resuscitate her but to no avail.  

A French schoolgirl died in her bath after a charging phone fell onto her chest and slipped into the water in France, it has emerged. The tragedy happened in Marseille (stock picture)

The teenager is said to have died of cardio-respiratory failure as a result of an electrocution.

Reports claim she was in her bath with her smartphone on charger when it fell onto her chest and slipped into the water.

An investigation has been launched to determine the exact cause of death. 

The make and model of the charging phone has has not yet been revealed. 

The magazine Closer have reported that the girl’s first name is Tiffenn.

According to local media, the schoolgirl’s tragic death has provoked a ‘wave of emotion’ on social media.

BFMTV report that 40 people die electrocuted every year in France with 3,000 injured.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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