A 19-year-old French man reportedly lost his life on Wednesday while graffiti-spraying train carriages in Thisio, Athens.

According to the first reports from local authorities, the man was spraying wagons with a group of friends when he lost his balance and dropped dead.

Greek police and firemen rushed to the scene and the 19-year-old was immediately transferred to hospital where his death was declared with electrocution as the most likely cause based on first indications.

Authorities have launched a further investigation, The Toc reports.