I have tried to find any news reports on this incident to have some sort of official explanation as what exactly happened to this man. I’m not sure which country this is, but I was thinking anywhere from Indonesia to the Philippines is likely.
From the pictures it is clear that he has been electrocuted. The location of his bloody head atop a transformer is the first give away, the arc burns on his detached body provide further clues.
How the decapitation occurred is purely speculative, but I’m guessing his neck was the primary contact point with the wires. It then appears to have eaten its way through his flesh with the help of several thousand volts.
I reckon it would have been a spectacular show, with plenty of sparks, flames and smoke to go along with his flapping arms and eventual body drop minus his head into the grass.
I wonder what he was doing up there. Maybe he lost a frisbee? I’d hate to think he was trying to steal wire, because that would make this a death by karma and I’d much rather feel sorry for him.
My favourite picture has to be the one with the guy holding the head, using the hat to limit his contact with the gruesome prize. His face hides none of his feelings on the matter.