Man electrocuted by power lines on Western Cape farm

2016-08-19 15:46

Cape Town - A man was killed and another seriously injured when their industrial vehicle came into contact with power lines near the R44 near Somerset West on Friday.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said the men had been working on a farm at the time.

"It is believed that the industrial vehicle they were in came into contact with power lines and they were electrocuted," she said in a statement.

"Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics found one of the men, believed to be in his 60s, in a critical condition. Paramedics had to resuscitate him, however, despite all efforts to save the man, he sadly died."

The second man, who is believed to be in his 20s, sustained multiple burn wounds, Bodasing added.

"He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care."

Police were investigating.

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