South Africa 4.9.2015 09:55 am

Burnt body found at Free State sub-station

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

The body of an unknown man was found burnt at the Hennenman municipality electric sub-station.

Free State police spokesperson Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said the body was found by one of the head electricians on Wednesday.

“The Hennenman municipality electric sub-station had a power shortage when the electrician went to check what was the cause. It is alleged that when the electrician arrived at the sub-station he found rubber boots and a bolt cutter not far from one of the entrances, and inside he discovered the burnt body of an unknown man and alerted the Hennenman police.”

Mokhuoane said preliminary investigations indicated that the unknown man had intentions of stealing copper wire when he was electrocuted and sustained fatal burn wounds.

 

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