Man electrocuted by do-it-yourself mole-killer

BERLIN, GERMANY - A German retiree who wired up a high-voltage cable to try to wipe out the moles digging up his garden killed himself instead, police said.

Uwe Werner, police spokesman in Stralsund north of Berlin, said the 63-year-old retired construction foreman was found dead in the garden of his weekend house in Zingst next to a 380-volt cable and metal spikes rammed into the ground.

"The moles survived," Werner said, noting the voltage was enough to run a cement mixer or heavy-duty power saw. "It was in any event an unorthodox method to try to get rid of moles.

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