Teenage boy and woman electrocuted, man seriously injured

2015-01-06 00:00

A YOUNG man and a woman were electrocuted in two separate incidents yesterday.

A 17-year-old boy is believed by police to have stepped on a live wire yesterday afternoon and died.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said an inquest docket had been opened at Mountain Rise police station.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” he said.

In another incident a woman (37) was electrocuted and a man seriously injured in Intshawini, near Stanger, yesterday morning.

It is believed the woman was walking barefoot while carrying a bucket of water on her head when the bucket came into contact with a low-hanging live wire.

It is believed the woman was electrocuted when the water touched the live wire.

KwaZulu-Natal EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said a bystander rushed to the woman’s aid and was seriously injured in the process.

“A man, who saw what was happening, tried to come to her aid but was also injured.

“The man [39] was in a serious condition when assessed by paramedics,” said McKenzie.

“People are urged to be vigilant of unsafe or illegal connections before reporting them to authorities.”

• chelsea.pieterse@witness.co.za

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