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[–] l_voated_today 1 points 73 points (+74|-1) ago 

Pretty stupid but at least they are willing to work together to fix things, if this was Africa the first one would have just tried to steal the copper.

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[–] Son_Of_Hate 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

It's a little heartbreaking. They are actually trying to fix something and improve their community, but they don't know what they're doing. I feel bad for laughing at their sudden need for a nap

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[–] 11990261? 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I felt the same way. I laughed initially but after learning that they were trying to fix it I feel horrible

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[–] KILLtheRATS 5 points 0 points (+5|-5) ago 

It was just some muds.

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[–] JohnJones 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

And the other ones would have tried to get the oil out of the transformer to sell to street vendors. NO JOKE LOL https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/12/thieves-fry-kenya-power-grid-fast-food-2014122884728785480.html

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[–] NotoriousIUD 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

That's gross. A lot of times it's similar to mineral oil.

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[–] ice_eleven 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

True, and there wouldn't even be a video because that wouldn't be noteworthy.

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[–] csicskageci 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are africans gypsies? That is totally a gypsy thing

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[–] aileron_ron 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

That was funny.

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[–] Samchay6 5 points 2 points (+7|-5) ago  (edited ago)

...and nothing of value was lost.

Everybody wins.

Except for the fried sandmonkeys.

But they weren't going to win anyway.

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[–] JerkSock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] albatrosv15 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago  (edited ago)

This is a whole new level of stupid. That's our doctors and engineers, folks!

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[–] RebeccaSugar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yet you can't take that from them. Irony.

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[–] TestForScience 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

Might wanna throw an NSFW tag up on this. Those people DID die (read the story on Reddit some years back)

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[–] worthlesshope 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Found the reddit threads: https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/duplicates/5l0mlh/group_of_people_get_electrocuted_while_installing/

No one knows what happened to them. Lots of amateur assumptions and the article linked was about a telephone pole in India: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2014/jul/23/3-Electrocuted-while-Erecting-Pole-639068.html

While this happened in Iran. Though I don't know enough about electricity to figure out what type of wire that was, how many watts it would carry for a small village, and other things..

But I'll be a bit more optimistic due to the circumstances surrounding it all.

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[–] TestForScience 4 points 8 points (+12|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Wow, wish they had Voat Gold to give; you deserve something for going through THAT much stuff to find evidence.
The WatchPeopleDie thread was the one I read that contained a few people giving the finer points of what had happened there, though it feels like I saw it longer than just a year ago.
But, yeah, I hope I’m wrong and they’re all fine and whatnot - but it takes a lot less electricity to kill you than what hit those people.

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[–] Jadsticles 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The link to the gif ain't working..?

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[–] no_step_on_snek 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What the fuck is this reddit tier bullshit

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[–] TestForScience 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Calm down there, hardass.
Some people don’t like watching other people get fried to death.

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[–] Inconceivable2 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

All is not lost. For the survivors this was a teachable moment.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But did they learn from it?

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[–] truthhurts09 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Makes me smile every time.

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[–] N3DM 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"I TOLD you not to look into the ark of the covenant!"

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

*arc

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[–] Inara__Serra 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Impressive

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