Man electrocuted in veld in Pietermaritzburg

2014-12-03 10:14

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Pietermaritzburg - A man has been electrocuted in a veld in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday.

His friend, who also sustained minor burns, told authorities they were walking on Tuesday night and did not notice an exposed wire on the ground, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

When paramedics arrived on scene, he said his friend was lying in the veld and was not moving.

"ER24 paramedics treated the man for his minor burn injuries while fire services went to retrieve the body due to the scene being unsafe," said Meiring.

"Once the body was retrieved, paramedics discovered that the man had already succumbed to his severe injuries."

The injured friend was taken to hospital.

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