Cable thief shocked to death

2014-07-11 20:56
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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

Johannesburg - A man suffered burn wounds on Friday after cutting an electric cable near a train station in New Canada, south of Johannesburg, Metrorail Gauteng said.

The man was found bleeding on the ground by a technician who was called to attend to a power failure in the area around 06:00, spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said in a statement.

He was taken to Baragwanath hospital and was currently under police guard.

He had sustained burns to his right arm, left knee, neck and had lacerations on the back of his body.

Mofokeng said the railway company had been dealing with cable theft incidents in the same area, which had resulted in train delays for Soweto commuters.

"We warn all the perpetrators and general public to refrain from tampering with electrical cables and infrastructural components as this can endanger their lives and also affect hundreds of commuters negatively, as a result of train delays in the section where cables are stolen."

A case of theft was opened at the Orlando police station.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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
64 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
Partnered with
Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.

/Sport
 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
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.