Reaction Unit South Africa | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
13 Feb 2018, Tongaat, KwaZulu Natal: A 50 year old man was killed after he was electrocuted by an illegal electricity connection in a pathway on Saunders Circle in Belverdere, Tongaat on Tuesday afternoon.
At approximately 12h15 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by the public who found the man lying in a pathway.
Paramedics were called to the scene and found that the man showed no signs of life and demised on scene. His identity has been established.
It is alleged that the deceased left his home on Scindian Street and proceeded to the pathway to search for plants.
It is believed that he slipped on a wooden board and was electrocuted on an un-insulated wire that was illegally connected from a power box (pictures in gallery below). The cable was traced to an informal settlement in Belverdere.