Boy electrocuted in North West

2013-01-08 20:00
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A 4-year-old boy was killed by an illegal electricity connection in Mmabatho on Tuesday, North West police said.

He was electrocuted while playing on the locked burglar door at his parents' house in Extension 39 around 14.30, police spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said.

Paramedics declared him dead on the scene.

His parents apparently rented out one of the rooms in the house to Bangladeshi nationals, who used it as a tuck shop and created an illegal electrical connection. They had since left, but the room still had the illegal connection.

The homeowners failed to report the matter to Eskom and continued to use the room with the illegal connection.

Local residents called the police, who opened an inquest docket. No arrests were made.

- SAPA
Read more on:    eskom  |  mahikeng
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Keep your bike (and yourself) safe with these tips 2015-03-23 09:16

Whether you’re a newbie pedaller or a seasoned cyclist, knowing how to stay safe is the best way to enjoy your time on your bike.

/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to over fill your day with work, obligations, social activities and other outer services and interactions. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.