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Police investigating after East London toddler electrocuted by illegal connection

Dec 31, 2018
Police investigating after East London toddler electrocuted by illegal connection

Police in East London have opened an inquest docket for investigation after a child was electrocuted by illegal electricity connections over the weekend.

"At approximately 18:00 on Saturday, it is alleged that an eight years old boy was electrocuted by illegal connection of electricity (izinyoka) while playing at Eskom bushes at Scenary Park," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"An inquest docket has been opened."

She said that the death message was conveyed to the family.

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