ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 38

Cricket fan dies trying to switch on TV

NEW DELHI, Feb 15, 2007 (AFP) - A teenage cricket fan electrocuted himself to death trying to restore power to his village house to watch India beat Sri Lanka on television, a report said Thursday.

The 17-year-old identified only as Vicky died for his great passion for the national sport, the Press Trust of India said.

When the power went out Wednesday at his home in Belahari village, northern Uttar Pradesh state, the boy tried to connect the house mains directly to a roadside electric pole, police said.

He slipped and fell onto a high-tension cable, dying immediately.

India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the ond-day international at the Arabian Sea resort of Goa.

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