Missionary Electrocuted In Mexico

SALT LAKE CITY (October 10, 2013)—A Mormon missionary was electrocuted by a live power line atop a building in Mexico, the Mormon Church says.

Colt Daniel Kunz, of Victor, Idaho, was the 11th proselyting member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to die of illness or an accident this year.

Church spokeswoman Ruth Todd said Kunz, 20, arrived in Mexico less than a month ago.

He died Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear how the accident occurred.

Traffic and other accidents have claimed six other missionaries this year.

Another four died from such illnesses as aneurysm, heart attack or tuberculosis meningitis.

One of the missionaries was a woman.

Six of the 11 deaths were in foreign countries.

The Utah-based faith has 77,000 ambassadors serving around the world, more than at any time in the church's history.


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