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Parachutist lands on electric grid, halts trains in Nis - but is lucky to escape unharmed!

His colleagues untangled him from the electric grid wires

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Railway traffic on the Nis-Belgrade line was suspended today for just over an hour. That's how long it took members of the Army to release a parachutist as he became entangled in a power grid network, supplying electricity for trains traveling near Trupal in Nis, in southern Serbia.

As we learned, at about 10:20 am parachutist M.S., 29, who was doing jumping exercises, fell close to the railroad track, with his parachute falling onto grid cables.

"His colleagues disconnected him from the power wires, it was established that the young man had no injuries, but power was switched off so he could be safely pulled out. Because of this, trains continued to pass through this section starting at 11:25 am ," said our sources familiar with the case.

Considering that the voltage in the grid employed to drive electric train engines is 20,000 volts - the parachutist was very lucky it was only his parachute that landed onto the wires.

(D.K.)

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