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Tuesday, 6 April 2010


The Ho Chi Minh City Power Company has sealed off and cut off power supply to 61 ATMs after a 10 year old girl was electrocuted by one in District 1 on Mac Thi Buoi street.

Investigations by police in District 1 found an electric wire running across a set of stairs leading to the ATM. The wire, which was set up by Agribank to provide power and light, had many open joints and was leaking electricity.

A total of 61 ATMs were found with electrical problems as of Sunday afternoon. Tran Dung, manager of technical and labor safety at the company, said the ATMs had been isolated and their power cut. Most of the ATMs were set up by the banks themselves, they've been have been asked to fix their machines.

Many ATM customers of Vietcombank have reported experiencing slight electric shocks at the machine on Cao Thang Street, some when leaning on the iron door, some when typing the numbers in, VOVNews reported Sunday.

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Personally, I've had no shocks from ATMs except for the shocking bank rates compared to what's available at gold shops and money changers.

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