Two electricians injured in an explosion at a Cape Town substation

2019-06-23 19:09


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Two electricians are receiving medical attention after they sustained burns following an explosion at a substation in Vredehoek, Cape Town, while they were trying to restore power to the area on Saturday.

"ER24 paramedics arrived at 10:42 on Saturday morning along with several other services. The two men, believed to be in their 30s, had sustained burns while opening the electrical box," ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said in a statement on Sunday.

One suffered serious injuries and was treated with advanced life support interventions, while the other suffered moderate injuries.

The pair were transported to a private hospital for further medical care.

The circumstances surrounding the explosion are not yet known but the relevant authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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