Man trips over power box, electrocuted

2016-07-28 06:00

A 20-YEAR-OLD man was electrocuted in Margate after he tripped over a power box and came into contact with high-voltage cables in Margate on Tuesday night.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a holiday institution at about 10pm.

“Reports from the scene indicate that the man tripped over a power box and came into contact with high voltage cables,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

Paramedics found the man to have sustained serious injuries.

They stabilised the man at the scene before transporting him to hospital. - Supplied.

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