📷: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

A man has died of suspected electrocution after climbing an electric pole around Palma Rima.

According to eyewitnesses, the man was instantly killed after climbing the high voltage electric pole. 

His lifeless body was dangling from the pole several feet high. 

It is believed that the man who is yet to be identified suffered from mental health problems. 

He is said to be a former State Guard officer who people nicknamed the soldier. 

Later his body was removed by personnel of the Gambia Fire and Rescue Services. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba 

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