Fake News: Viral Video of Man Electrocuted Did Not Happen in Malaysia

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A viral video of a man getting electrocuted atop a high voltage transmission tower did not happen in Malaysia.

The disturbing video is circulating on social media, with people claiming that it happened in front of the Asia Jaya LRT station in Petaling Jaya on Saturday (May 26).

While there is a row of high voltage transmission towers along the Asia Jaya LRT line, the design of the transmission towers here differs from the one in the video.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has also confirmed that the incident did not happen there.

It is learnt that the fatal incident happened in Barranquilla, Colombia, last week.

UK portal Metro reported that the victim was a 20-year-old deaf man by the name of Victor Jose Arroyo Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, who was suffering from depression, had reportedly climbed up the tower and stood precariously close to the edge of an electric pole, threatening to jump before police and onlookers talked him out of it.

However, on his way down, he accidentally touched a live wire and was electrocuted before falling down to the ground.

It was reported that Gonzalez was declared dead at the scene.

The harrowing video was captured by witnesses.