Rendi Rizaldi, a 13-year-old junior high student living in Bali died tragically on Thursday, April 13, 2017, while recreating the Puputan Public Park in downtown Denpasar.
Sanurpost.com says the boy was electrocuted while taking a drink from a public drinking fountain recently installed in the Park by the State Water Board (PDAM).
The public water fountain located on the south side of the Park across from the 1611 Badung Military Command has been cordoned off by police an investigative scene.
An eyewitness to the incident, Bagus Suryadi, said the boy was electrocuted at around 4:50 pm while trying to drink from the fountain.
An electrical inspector from the State Power Board (PLN) confirmed that the water pipe was damaged and had somehow become electrified.
Police continue to investigate the case and are determining if criminal negligence may have caused the boy’s death.
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