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Homeless man in Waverley Station electric shock fall

Edinburgh Waverley Station
Image caption Edinburgh Waverley Station was closed for more than an hour

A man who received an electric shock at an Edinburgh station was homeless and looking for somewhere to sleep, the BBC Scotland news website has learned.

The 28-year-old man had climbed scaffolding and came into contact with overhead power lines at Waverley Station at about 19:30 on Wednesday.

He was found with serious burns, but his condition is not life-threatening.

He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before being transferred to St John's Hospital in Livingston.

The station re-opened just before 21:00.

Lothian and Borders Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

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