Girl able to speak af­ter elec­tric shock ac­ci­dent

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY ENRU LIN

A six-year-old girl who re­ceived an elec­tric shock at a Taipei depart­ment store has wo­ken from car­diac ar­rest and is able to speak, her fa­ther said yes­ter­day.

The girl went into car­diac ar­rest on May 30 af­ter touch­ing an ex­posed elec­tri­cal wire un­der a dis­play cabi­net at Shin Kong Mitsu- koshi ( ).

The shock caused or­gan dam­age and spinal in­juries that doc­tors said could re­sult in paral­y­sis, ac­cord­ing to the girl’s fa­ther, sur­named Chou ( ).

Chou told lo­cal me­dia yes­ter­day the girl is “slowly com­ing back.” She is now able to speak and re­ported that her jaw and eyes hurt, he said.

Chou said he told his daugh­ter that all her class­mates are cheer­ing her on to a smooth re­cov­ery.

On May 30, the girl and her eightyear-old brother were play­ing near a raised dis­play case for watches at the Shin Kong Mit­sukoshi on Nan­jing West Road ( ).

Ac­cord­ing to ini­tial me­dia re­ports, the girl came into con­tact with a piece of un­sheathed elec­tri­cal wire that ran un­der the dis­play cabi­net.

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