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Mâcon: death of a teenage girl electrocuted by her cell phone in her bath

2021-12-03T22:57:33.863Z

She was with a friend in the bathroom. Despite being resuscitated by the police, she died of her injuries. Her mother



They spent an evening with girlfriends, in the family home of Mâcon (Saône-et-Loire), before one of the young girls, aged 13, dies by electrocution, unveils this Friday the Journal de Saône-et- Loire.

According to the first elements of the investigation, Celestine lost her life due to a cell phone being charged while taking a bath.

If the teenager had initially been resuscitated thanks to a rapid cardiac massage provided by the teams of the anti-crime brigade (Bac), alerted by the parents present at the home, she had however been evacuated in critical condition to the hospital. from Mâcon.

The firefighters and the Smur had also transported the second young girl, Celestine's friend, in a state of shock.

"They are all with their phones grafted to their hands"

If the latter was able to come out on Tuesday, Celestine, finally transferred in a state of brain death to the Bron hospital of the University Hospital Center (Chu) of Lyon (Rhône), succumbed to her injuries.

An investigation has been opened to find out the exact circumstances of this accident.

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While her daughter was still in a coma, the mother wanted to speak in the local newspaper to send a prevention message to parents and adolescents. "May it be of use to other teenagers because they are all with their phones transplanted in their hands!" You really have to insist: no phone in the tubs, because it's so dramatic behind. For a small gesture… ”, she told JSL.

According to the latest figures, adolescents spend nearly 6.46 hours a day on screens.

According to the results of a survey by the BVA institute for the phone manufacturer Wiko, almost all 12-17 year olds (89% of them) consider their smartphone to be an essential tool for maintaining relationships ... friends.

In this survey, 28% (and even 35% of 16-17 year olds) admit to responding systematically to their messages day and night.

Source: leparis

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