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This footage shows a young girl playing in a water fountain with six of her friends when she suddenly collapses after receiving an electric shock.
Footage of the incident was captured in the Xindi Lixiangcheng Residential District in Yuncheng, which is in North China’s Shanxi Province, on 4th July.
In the video, the 10-year-old girl and her neighbours can be seen playing in and around the fountain when she steps into the water barefoot for the first time.
When she enters the water a second time, she suddenly collapses into the fountain, the clip shows.
Her friends run over and try to pull her out of the water by her arms, their rescue attempt is ultimately unsuccessful.
According to reports, paramedics arrived on scene after the child’s mother finally pulled her out of the water.
However, she was declared dead at a local hospital.
“She had no vital signs and her pupils were dilated,” an unnamed paramedic said.
It is unclear how long the girl spent receiving electric shocks in the water.
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Her mum, Ms Wang, told local media: “When I arrived, her face was green and her lips had already turned purple.
“I tried to pull her out but was constantly being shocked. I had to tell property management staff to turn off the power.
“In the end I pulled her out by her trouser legs. My entire arm was numb afterwards.”
Local authorities say they have ruled the girl’s death as an accident, but they are still investigating the case.
Reports say a suspected electrical leak in the water fountain may have caused the shock.
According to reports, the company that installed the water fountain, who were subcontracted by the property developer, are to compensate the victim’s family, but there are currently no details regarding potential negotiations.
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