Boy, 10, Has Lucky Escape After Being Electrocuted By Snapped High Voltage Cable During Storm - ViralTab

Boy, 10, Has Lucky Escape After Being Electrocuted By Snapped High Voltage Cable During Storm

This is the shocking moment a boy gets out of a car during a heavy storm and is hit by a high-voltage electrical discharge from a snapped power cable, leaving him motionless on the ground.

Video footage from a security camera outside a store shows how the 10-year-old boy gets out of the car during the apparently heavy storm and a flash of light is seen.

The flash appears to leave the boy motionless on the ground before an even brighter flash is seen.

The car where an 11-year-old child received an electrical shock during a storm in Uberlandia, Brazil, on 17th October. (@bombeirosuberlandia/Newsflash)

His parents are also seen getting out of the car, and his dad is also apparently hit by the electrical discharge, also sending him to the ground.

However, he is able to get up and he and the boy’s mother are both seen trying to drag the motionless boy away.

The boy suffered a heart attack in the incident that took place in the city of Uberlandia in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Sunday, 17th October.

The car where an 11-year-old child received an electrical shock during a storm in Uberlandia, Brazil, on 17th October. (@bombeirosuberlandia/Newsflash)

But in the end, he had a lucky escape and was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, 20th October.

The incident occurred when the boy put his foot on the ground after an overhead high-voltage electrical cable broke and hit the car.

Both mum and dad also got an electric shock when they tried to pull their son, who went into cardiac arrest following the shock, away from the vehicle.

The wires that caused an 11-year-old child received an electrical shock during a storm in Uberlandia, Brazil, on 17th October. (@bombeirosuberlandia/Newsflash)

Locals took him to a local healthcare facility where he was revived before being sent to the Hospital das Clinicas de Uberlandia (Uberlandia Clinical Hospital) where he was intubated.

His grandmother told reporters he had been released from hospital on the following Wednesday.

The Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Power Utility Company), which is responsible for the cable, said it had provided support to the boy and his family.

The area where an 11-year-old child received an electrical shock during a storm in Uberlandia, Brazil, on 17th October. (@bombeirosuberlandia/Newsflash)

It said the cable was probably snapped by an object thrown through the air by the wind.

The storm during which the incident took place saw winds of up to 73 kilometres per hour (45 mph) and rainfall of 59 millimetres (2.3 in), almost 50 percent of the expected total for October.

The storm caused several incidents of flooding, fallen trees, damaged asphalt on roads, accumulation of debris and mud on roads and at least one broken roof.

An 11-year-old child received an electrical shock during a storm in Uberlandia, Brazil, on 17th October. (Newsflash)

According to the City Hall, the repairs will cost around BRL 300,000 (GBP 38,556).