Now in its 13th hour, The blackout of the English Wikipedia is proving to have catastrophic consequences.
The first victim at 05:00 (GMT) was delivery driver Alex Wallace - Police are refusing to comment on Mr Wallace's death except to say that it appeared he lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to reload the wikipedia page regarding his destination on his iPad2. Police are advising all road users to switch to using the mobile version of the site in the meantime.
In Mid-Glamorgan an as yet unnamed man bled to death after attempting to perform surgery on himself and being unable to Suture his Femoral Arterial without the aid of the encyclopaedia. In Kent 4 people died attempting to buy paper copies of the Encyclopaedia Britannica when a shelf in Waterstones collapsed on them.
Across the UK the death rate from home accidents has risen sharply since the blackout came into force with witnesses citing the loss of the encyclopaedia as key in the spate of electrocutions, drownings, and blunt force traumas.
When asked if he felt that these deaths could have been avoided, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had this to say; "That's not really the point. [...] it's going to impact all kinds of things that, you know, don't have anything to do with stopping piracy."
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police stated "We don't currently know how many individuals have been killed in related incidents, we probably won't know until 5am tomorrow when we can get back onto Wikipedia and check the relevant article."