Jika Joe: live wire kills woman

2011-12-05 00:00

A YOUNG woman was electrocuted and killed by an electric wire lying on the ground in the Jika Joe settlement on Saturday.

The police said the woman, who is believed to be from the Bulwer area and has a small child, was walking with friends when she touched the wire.

The police said they are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The area is infamous for illegal electricity connections. This is the second time a person has been killed by the connections. Last year a child was killed after he reportedly grabbed a wire lying on the ground.

The illegal connections have also caused numerous electricity blackouts in the area. — WR.

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