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Live high voltage pylon falls on top of shacks in Alexandra causing power outage

05 Mar 2019
Communications

05 March 2019

Time: 15h20

Media Alert


City Power has just learnt of a dangerous situation in Alexandra where 88kv high voltage pylon collapsed on top of shacks in Setjwetla informal settlement. In the same incident a number of shacks have been engulfed by fire.

 

City Power technicians are currently on their way to site of the incident to investigate the matter. It is currently not known what caused the pylon to fall.

 

The line is carrying a live high voltage electricity and can electrocute a person if one comes into contact with it.

 

There are a number of areas that are affected by the power loss as a result of this incident. These areas include:

 

  • Greenstone Park
  • Thornhill Estate
  • Greenstone Shopping Centre
  • Longmeadow Ext 2, 7, 10, 17 & 19

     

     

    City Power will keep customers updated as and when new information becomes available

     

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    For media queries please contact

    Sydney Mphahlele at 063 319 7759

     

    Issued by Isaac Mangena

    City Power Spokesperson on 0614442320

    @Ice_izo @CityPowerJHB