Russian teen fighting for life after electrocution on rail bridge

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KALININGRAD, Russia — A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after climbing atop a railroad bridge and grabbing on to an electrified catenary wire.

A U.K. website reports that the teenager climbed on to the railroad bridge in western Russia and grabbed the catenary and pretended to be shocked.

A few seconds later, the teen touched the steel of the bridge with his other hand and completed a circuit with the ground that gave him a real shock — all while his friends were recording him on video.

Media reports that the teen is suffering from multiple bone fractures, a fractured skull and brain injuries.

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