Elderly man killed in Bremhill after being electrocuted by power cables (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Elderly man killed in Bremhill after being electrocuted by power cables
Updated 9:50pm Wednesday 12th February 2014 in News
A man in his 70s was killed in the village of Bremhill, near Calne as a result of the storm sweeping across the county.
It is believed that the man was electrocuted trying to move a fallen tree which had been brought down by power cables.
Following the incident some homes in the village have been left without power and Southern and Scottish Energy continued to work in the area to repair power cables brought down in the strong winds.
Wiltshire Police were called to the scene this afternoon and a spokeswoman said: "Wiltshire Police can confirm that just after 3.10pm today, officers were called to reports of a fallen tree which also brought down power cables in Bremhill, Calne.
"At around 3.20pm, while police response officers were en route we were contacted via 999 again with reports of a man injured at the scene.
"The ambulance service also attended but sadly the man, who was local to the area, was pronounced dead on arrival. He was aged in his 70s and his next of kin have been informed.
"Early indication is that the man was attempting to clear the tree and has possibly been electrocuted as a result."
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