The Mirror report:

A hospital patient bled to death during an operation after medics ­accidentally hit an emergency power off button with a trolley.

Horrified staff scrambled to switch the electricity back on but the man – whose main aorta artery had burst in his gut – was dead by the time it was running again.

A senior NHS source said: “While this is an extremely rare event, it remains completely unacceptable. Hospitals have to learn lessons.”

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