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City Power Claims No Responsibility in Death

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Johannesburg, South Africa – An investigation by the utility’s technical experts was carried out at the 6th Avenue home on Wednesday in the presence of the parents and Michael Lingwood, the uncle, of two-year-old Jessica Botha, spokesman Sicelo Xulu said.

The girl was electrocuted in the servant’s quarters of the Lingwood home on Monday.

Michael Lingwood reportedly claimed it happened after repair work was done by City Power on a faulty power meter, and that the utility bypassed the meter and the earth leakage.

Xulu said in a statement the preliminary investigation showed City Power could not have been responsible. The investigation established the following facts “in the presence of close family members”:

— There were two houses situated on the land in 6th Avenue, 61 and 61A. The death occurred at 61A.

— There was a single supply cable feed from City Power to number 61 which was looped to 61A. Each house has separate meters and individual supplies.

— At number 61 it was confirmed the existing meter had previously been bridged out by City Power in response to a “no power” complaint.

— City Power did not bridge out the earth leakage as alleged in the media.

— At no time did City Power work on the connection with or meters to 61A.

— The meter and earth leakage at 61A were both found in order, with no signs of bridging or tampering.

— City Power’s responsibility ended at the meter. The internal house wiring was the owner’s responsibility.

— The extension cord supplying the appliance at 61A was incorrectly wired and the appliance removed by the SAPS.

“It is however suspected that the appliance became alive and the child came in contact with it.”

There was a loosely plugged electric cord from 61A to the back room downstairs.

In order to determine the cause of the electrocution, the appliance needed to be inspected, Xulu said.

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Girl Electrocuted in South Africa

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment
Johannesburg, South Africa –  Paramedics said on Monday that a two-year-old girl was apparently electrocuted in Bezuidenhout Valley

According to Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha the child’s mother heard a shout and found the girl lying unresponsive in the servant’s quarters just after she had a bath and went out to play with her brother at 14h55.

Botha said : “Netcare 911 paramedics arrived on scene to find the child in cardiac and respiratory arrest.

“They immediately placed the child on a ventilator and fervently proceeded to do advanced life support resuscitation on the child.”

He said that the medics loaded the critically injured girl into an ambulance and continued with resuscitation efforts all the way to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

“Tragically she was declared dead soon after her arrival at hospital.”

Botha said that the exact details that led to the girl’s collapse would be a matter for police investigation.

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Girl Electrocuted by Electrical Wire in School Garden

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

 Lucknow, India –  The manager of a private school in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district was booked Friday in connection with the death of a minor girl, who got electrocuted while plucking flowers from the flower bed in the school garden, which had been connected to a live wire by the school administration.Twelve-year-old Radha Singh was electrocuted Thursday evening after she came in contact with the wire in the Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Indira Nagar area of Unnao.

‘The girl, who was returning from her tuition classes, was killed on the spot,” police inspector Lakshman Rai told reporters Friday in Unnao, some 35 km from Lucknow.

‘We today (Friday) registered a case against the school manager Shankar Sahu in connection with the girl’s death,” he added.

Sahu is absconding.

‘Teams have been constituted to nab him,” said Rai.

Radha was a Class 7 student of another branch of the Saraswati Vidya Mandir in the Pooranpur area.

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