SOUTH AFRICA: 17-Year Old Boy Electrocuted

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A 17-year old boy from cape Town was electrocuted on Monday Morning while trying to make illegal electricity connections.” The police said.

The teenager climbed on to the electricity poles holding up the transformer and while trying to make illegal connections he was electrocuted and he immediately died at the scene.

“We urge members of the public to always steer clear of electricity infrastructure and not to be engaged in the installation of illegal connections because of the associated dangers,” councillor Ernest Sonnenberg said.

The City of Cape Town said Philippi Farms was a hot spot for illegal connections and every time officials remove the illegal connections, they were reinstated.

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