Two electrocuted to death by mouse trap

By Lam Son   March 10, 2023 | 02:58 am PT
Two electrocuted to death by mouse trap
A field where two men were found dead of suspected electrocution in Thanh Hoa Province, central Vietnam, March 10, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Son
Two men found dead in the central Thanh Hoa Province field are suspected of having been killed by an electric mouse trap.

Locals at Truong Trung Commune found the bodies of Nguyen Minh Chien, 31 and Nguyen Van Chien, 23 in the field at around 7 a.m. Friday. The corpses were lying next to each other.

A police investigation revealed a handcrafted tool for electrocution at the scene.

"Maybe the two victims were trying to catch fish by electrocution, but they accidently set off an electric mouse trap, leading to their deaths," a Truong Trung official said.

The property on which the victims were found is owned by local Nguyen Van Tinh. Tinh has been using the land plot to plant crops for years. An electric mouse trap is present at the field, though it has not been confirmed when exactly the trap was set up.

Tinh has since been detained for ongoing investigations.

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