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3 kids hurt by electrical shocks in Philadelphia city pool

The children injured by electricity at a Philadelphia swimming pool were reported to be in stable condition.
By Frances Burns   |   Aug. 8, 2014 at 4:45 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A city swimming pool was closed in Philadelphia after three children were injured by electrical shocks Friday afternoon.

Witnesses said a boy was using metal ladder to climb out of the O'Connor pool when he felt the shock. Two other children were injured seconds later.

A lifeguard told all swimmers to leave the water. Officials said the pool was being drained to try to find the source of the electricity.

"The pool will be closed until we figure out exactly what has happened here," Susan Slawson, a deputy commissioner for Parks & Recreation, said.

The children were reported to be in stable condition at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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