Concern over live power cables

2015-08-05 06:00

Are we waiting for someone to die first before something is done?

This is the question that ward councillor Jonathan Lawack and West End residents is asking about a waterlogged hole containing live electricity cables in a street where many children play.

“Three months ago, municipal workers dug a hole in front of my garage, without my permission,” said Samieg Abrahams, a resident of St Hillary Street.

This happened shortly after residents complained to the municipality about constant power cuts. Municipal workers left electric cables in the open hole and reassured residents that it would be closed shortly.

“For the past three months now, whenever the electricity goes off, municipal workers come to fix the cables, and leave again, but the hole is never closed,” said another resident in the street, Najmoeneesa Largadien.

Due to the heavy rain that has fallen in recent weeks, the hole has filled up with water.

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