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13 Jan 2020
6:02 pm

Gauteng man electrocuted to death while mowing lawn

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According to ER24's Russel Meiring, the man cut the power cord of his lawn mower while he was working in his garden.

ER24 said the man sustained critical burn injuries, while the two women had suffered serious burn wounds. Picture: ER24

A Vereeniging man in his 80s is believed to have been electrocuted to death while mowing his lawn on Monday.

According to ER24’s Russel Meiring, the man cut the power cord of his lawn mower while he was working in his garden.

Members of the public found the man dead in the garden.

“ER24 paramedics were called to the scene, arriving at 08:00, after members of the public had found the body in the garden.

“Medics assessed the patient and found that he had been dead for some time. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead,” Meiring said.

Local authorities were also on scene for further investigation, Meiring said.

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