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May 15, 2017

Hungary's border fence is "not electrified"

Gyorgy Bakondi, chief security advisor to the Prime Minister, confirmed that the fence was not electrified and such a move had never even been considered

Hungary has rubbished reports that suggest the temporary security fence along the Hungarian border can cause electric shock and has categorically stated that "the fences are not being electrified."

According to government sources, the only element that has any involvement with electricity is a security alarm system which alerts border patrols if someone tries to cut the wire fence.

The alarm system operates using low-voltage electric impulses and is specifically devised to avoid electric shock. The international rating agency has also declared it incapable of endangering human health.

Gyorgy Bakondi, chief security advisor to the Prime Minister, also confirmed that the fence was not electrified and such a move had never even been considered. He stressed that the system employs “an extremely low level of electricity” and people who cut through the fence would not even be aware of the fact that there was an electric current in the wires.