28 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Kadoma Boy (6) Electrocuted

Chinhoyi Bureau — A six year-old Kadoma boy died recently after being electrocuted after touching a low hanging Zesa live cable while walking with his mother.

Patrick Daniel of Plot 4 Massachusetts Farm in Kadoma died on admission at Harare Central Hospital after being transferred from Kadoma General hospital. The incident occurred on Sunday morning when Patrick, who was walking behind his mother Mrs Sibonisiwe Chuma, allegedly saw a fallen pole with three live cables about 10cm from the ground by the roadside. The boy touched the electricity cables and was electrocuted.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the incident.

He said teams from the police and Zesa have since attended the scene to investigate the matter.

"We have a tragic case in which a six-year-old boy Patrick Daniel was electrocuted after touching a live Zesa cable. We are still carrying out investigations," he said.

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