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Sugan Naidoo
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3 Aug 2017
4:04 pm

VIDEO: Illegal power connections claim a life

Sugan Naidoo

Illegal electricity connections continue to pose a serious danger.

Illegal connections continue to kill. Picture: South Coast Herald

A man was found dead today in Mkholombe near Bhobhoyi, in KwaZulu-Natal, apparently as a result of electrocution, South Coast Herald reports.

Illegal electricity connections continue to pose a hazard to life and limb, not only in Mkholombe, but also in Masinege near Uvongo.

Robert Mckenzie from KwaZulu-Natal EMS said the man in his 20s tripped and fell on to the exposed electrical wires.

Houses in Mkholombe. Picture: South Coast Herald

Houses in Mkholombe. Picture: South Coast Herald

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“This happened if full view of several people, who dragged him to safety. However, when paramedics arrived  he was already dead.”

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– Caxton News Service

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