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Mother and daughter electrocuted in New Year’s Eve farm tragedy south-west of Cairns, Queensland

New Year’s Eve tragedy as a mum and daughter, 10, are electrocuted on a farm connecting a battery charger to a semi-trailer

  • Woman and her daughter, 10, electrocuted on a farm in far north Queensland 
  • Police confirmed they died after midday on New Year’s Eve on private property
  • They were apparently connecting battery charger or generator to a semi-trailer
  • Mother in her thirties and her young daughter pronounced dead at Tumoulin 

A woman and her 10-year-old daughter have been electrocuted on a rural property, possibly while fixing a cable to a semi-trailer.

Police said the pair was killed just after midday on New Year’s Eve on a private property at Tumoulin, southwest of Cairns in far north Queensland.

‘The initial advice is they were connecting a battery charger or a generator to a semi-trailer inside a shed,’ a police media spokesman said on Wednesday.

There have been reports that a cable had been fixed from an electric fence to the semi-trailer.

Both the 39-year-old mother and her daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.

Workplace Health and Safety has been advised and police are preparing a report for the coroner.