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Teenager electrocuted while 'listening' to railway track
Mirror UK ^ | 1-22-14 | Andy Rudd

Posted on 01/22/2014 2:28:16 PM PST by kingattax

Tragic teen Kanwel Butt was electrocuted while 'listening' to the railway track to see if his delayed train was coming.

The 17-year-old put his ear to the live rail and was killed instantly.

An inquest today heard how the teenager had moved to England from Pakistan just months earlier and was making his first solo train journey.

In Pakistan people sometimes listen to rails, which are not live, to see if a train is coming.

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: music; rail; teens
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 2:28:16 PM PST by kingattax
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To: All

Darwin Award recipient?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 2:29:54 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: kingattax

Tragic.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 2:30:22 PM PST by Tax-chick (What did you think would happen?)
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To: kingattax

Before coming to another country, you should learn about its customs.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 2:31:47 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax
Kanwel Butt

Uhhh.

No.

Not gonna do it.

5 posted on 01/22/2014 2:34:12 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kingattax

Darwin does trains


6 posted on 01/22/2014 2:34:59 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kingattax
"... the teenager had moved to England from Pakistan just months earlier. In Pakistan people sometimes listen to rails, which are not live, to see if a train is coming.

Even more ironic, the teenager had moved from the small Pakistani town of 'PffzzBnzzntPOPpfft'.

7 posted on 01/22/2014 2:35:04 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: kingattax

In nature, the penalty for stupidity is death; the sentence is executed immediately, and there is no appeal.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 2:36:26 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: kingattax

What did he hear?


9 posted on 01/22/2014 2:37:03 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: kingattax

Kan(t’end)wel Mai Butt!


10 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:05 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Libloather
What did he hear?

AC/DC

11 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:15 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: kingattax

"Dumb ways to die....so many dumb ways to die....."

12 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Eight hundred volts at four hundred amps.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:34 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: tacticalogic
What did he hear?
AC/DC

No more posts please, we have our winner.

14 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: kingattax
Tragic teen Kanwel Butt

Too many easy jokes with that name.....

15 posted on 01/22/2014 2:40:00 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Tax-chick

It is tragic, I will pray for his family.
At least it was guick.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 2:40:11 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: newnhdad
Most definitely !

NO one saw him and tried to stop him ?

17 posted on 01/22/2014 2:40:17 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: kingattax
In Pakistan people sometimes listen to rails, which are not live, to see if a train is coming.

I thought that maybe he'd seen it in a Western or hobo film. Hell, I've done that, but only the wheel rails were available to me.

18 posted on 01/22/2014 2:42:00 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Libloather

“What did he hear?”

He heard that lonesome whistle,
and it Blew his Blues away....and his ear, hair, part of his scalp.......


19 posted on 01/22/2014 2:42:55 PM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: kingattax

Oh, but he was much smarter, more knowledgeable, and harder working than all those lazy European types.

We used to have trouble with shoe prints on toilet seats until management realized how much more expensive “cheap labor” is.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 2:46:38 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: tacticalogic

Well played.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 2:48:44 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: newnhdad

A nominee, at least.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 2:48:53 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kingattax

At least he had the good sense not to pee on it.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 2:49:23 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: kingattax

This young man seems to be the Butt of some jokes.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 2:49:47 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: kingattax

That’s what happens when you let the 7th century into the 21st.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 2:49:54 PM PST by Regulator
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To: dfwgator

Current news
Ohm my!
It Hertz
Ample stupidity
He was Volted off the island


26 posted on 01/22/2014 2:55:39 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: kingattax
Seems like people in that part of the world don't respect electricity, as demonstrated in this GRAPHIC VIDEO.
27 posted on 01/22/2014 2:56:46 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: tacticalogic
Maybe this album


28 posted on 01/22/2014 2:57:06 PM PST by xp38
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To: kingattax

Expect signs in Urdu warning of the 3rd rail.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 2:58:05 PM PST by csvset
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To: kingattax

I am not going to make fun of this poor kid’s death. He was working and trying to better himself in a new country. Ignorance is not stupidity and his death is a tragedy.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 2:59:53 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Lots of folks here think this kid deserved what he got because he’s a Pak and “ignorance is no excuse”.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 3:04:06 PM PST by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: Ribeye

By the way, I’m not one of those people. I feel for the kid and his family.


32 posted on 01/22/2014 3:05:25 PM PST by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Ditto.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 3:06:53 PM PST by DB
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To: Ken H
"pee on rails"
"that really burns", it's just another way to die,
uninformed about modern technology.

34 posted on 01/22/2014 3:27:08 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: xp38

That’s the best AC/DC album, IMHO.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 3:30:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Regulator

More like 19th instead of 7th.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 3:33:19 PM PST by NathanR
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To: kingattax

Teen. There’s a good chance that he was not able to reproduce yet. So one more evolutionary dead end out of the gene pool.


37 posted on 01/22/2014 3:37:37 PM PST by IronJack
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To: kingattax

In India, the juice is on top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6btIQdu5U


38 posted on 01/22/2014 3:37:59 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: NathanR

You’re being charitable.

I tend to think of all of The Caliphate as being 1300 years behind the times. Maybe more, since they were regressive even then.


39 posted on 01/22/2014 3:40:33 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Libloather
What did he hear?

Must have been shocking, whatever it was.

Now admit it, as a straight man, you sat that up for all the wannabe comedians here (including me), didn't you?

I mean "straight man", as in a comedic duo of course.

40 posted on 01/22/2014 3:51:35 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: kingattax
I wonder what kind of signage they have in the UK.

The guy above got pushed off the platform during a fight in Brooklyn. Witnesses reported smoke coming from his head and the aroma of burning flesh. 625 volts. But he survived. Story.

41 posted on 01/22/2014 3:54:35 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: The KG9 Kid

That. Was. Funny.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 3:57:27 PM PST by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: Graybeard58
Why is this in chat? It belongs in current events.

(thank you very much)

43 posted on 01/22/2014 3:59:08 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Graybeard58
you sat that up

Some are easier than others.

44 posted on 01/22/2014 4:19:59 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Gamecock

Holy crap. Stupid jerk.


45 posted on 01/22/2014 4:56:21 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: Pajama Blogger

Awesome. The science geek in me loves your post!


46 posted on 01/22/2014 4:59:46 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: kingattax

Sad. RIP.


47 posted on 01/22/2014 5:01:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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The kid was probably retarded, (as in having down´s syndrome or hunting disease or other such things which make you have intelligence of a small child) Only a person whos not playing with a full deck would do something like this , so i dont thing we should be joking about this.


48 posted on 01/22/2014 5:03:23 PM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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I offer my condolences to the family of this person


49 posted on 01/22/2014 5:05:17 PM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Pretty much my reaction the first time I saw it.


50 posted on 01/22/2014 5:49:50 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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