Mentally ill woman climbs high-voltage pole
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A woman, probably in her 30s and mentally ill, climbed up a high-voltage pole on National Highway 1A in the central province of Binh Dinh Wednesday morning, causing panic in the area before calmly coming down by herself.
A woman, probably in her 30s and mentally ill, climbed up a high-voltage pole on National Highway 1A in the central province of Binh Dinh Wednesday morning Photo: Tuoi Tre
It happened in An Nhon District where witnesses said she had been dancing, pointing around, and shouting at people for a while before climbing up the pole.
Bystanders reported to the Binh Dinh Electricity Company, which immediately cut the power to prevent her from being electrocuted.
“We could not climb up after her or throw her anything for rescue for fear she would let go and plummet down,” a company official present at the scene explained.
“We informed local authorities.”
The authorities later showed up, maintaining order and clearing the traffic as more and more people gathered to watch, blocking the highway.
At 10.25am, after almost four and a half hours, the woman climbed down.