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Man dies after climbing hydro tower

Last Updated May 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm EST

A man in his 20s is dead after climbing a hydro tower in the Eglinton Avenue and Caledonia Road area (CITYNEWS)

One person is dead after a small explosion in the Eglinton Avenue and Caledonia Road area on Sunday morning.

Paramedics told 680 NEWS that a man in his 20s was climbing a hydro tower shortly after 6 a.m. when there was a flash and a small explosion.

The man fell to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Const. David Hopkinson says it’s unclear why the man climbed the tower and issued a safety warning for people to stay away from hydro towers.

“We see people climbing towers to take pictures and going to dangerous lengths for a short thrill. Its very dangerous activity and we discourage anyone from doing so.

Police say they will not be releasing the name of the victim.

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