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Man dies after shock from electric pylon

A man in his twenties has died after he received an electric shock from a pylon in Cork city.

It happened at a housing estate on the South Douglas Road last night.

Two units of Anglsea Fire Brigade along with Gardaí from Douglas were called to the scene at Green Hills Court on the South Douglas Road at around 11pm last night after the man climbed a high voltage electricity pylon.

The man, who was well known locally, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His remains were taken to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out later.

The scene at Green Hills Court has been sealed off for a technical examination and Gardaí are investigating.

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