Suspected ‘inyoka’ electrocuted

2010-09-10 08:58

Three men were critically injured while allegedly trying to steal electrical cables at an Eskom sub-station in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, today.

“When they tried to cut through the live cable it caused a large flash that burned the men,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The men sustained more than 90% burns.

Botha said seven men apparently tried to steal cables at the sub-station in St Anthony’s Street in Reiger Park around 1am.

When paramedics arrived at the scene four men ran away.

Their three accomplices were taken to Natalspruit Hospital in critical conditions.

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