Man electrocuted in Blantyre

BLANTYRE, 07 June 2022

Man electrocuted in Blantyre

By Peter Kanjere, ESCOM PRO

A man has been electrocuted while reportedly trying to vandalise an Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) transformer at Nkolokoti in Machinjiri Township in Blantyre.

An eye witness a Zilambala said he was alerted by children early Tuesday morning that a man was lying dead inside a fence of a ground mounted transformer.

"We all rushed to the scene and indeed found the man lying dead but we could not establish his Identity," Zilambala said.

Limbe Police spokesperson Patrick Mussa said he was waiting for more details on the incident.

" We are investigating the matter to establish the identity of the person but he was found with a screw driver and a spanner," Mussa

Cases of vandalism are on the increase Escom estimates it loses five transformers every week to the vice across the country.