A downed power line electrocuted three people to death in Oregon after falling onto a vehicle on Wednesday but a baby in diapers survived after a witness retrieved the child from the scene, Portland fire officials said. A fallen tree branch brought the power line onto the top of an SUV, said Rick Graves, a spokesperson for Portland Fire and Rescue who was at the scene. Callers told dispatchers of at least one person and maybe the car on fire, victims lying prostrate, and a loose baby, Graves said. KGW television reported that a neighbor plucked the baby from the arms of one of the bodies before paramedics arrived. I have to get this baby,'" said the neighbor, who asked to remain unidentified, KGW reported.
Mar 21 2023