06 Jul '11, 4am

Summer death revives fan death myth

Summer death revives fan death myth

A man reportedly died on Monday morning after sleeping with an electric fan running. The 59 years-old victim, only known by his surname Min, was found dead with the fan fixed directly at him. The police revealed that although Min used to suffer from relatively high blood pressure, it was not serious enough to require medication. They are still investigating the cause of death. Meanwhile, deaths near electric fans happen occasionally during summer, which leads people to propagate myths about danger of sleeping with them on. Every summer, as well as seasonal typhoons attention is drawn to fan death. One of Korea's best-known urban legends, the fan death myth is based on the idea that turning on electric fans in a closed room can cause people to die. Although professionals say the rumors are baseless, many Koreans are still worried about the safety of leaving a fan on in Summ...

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