By Durrell Namasani
A 27 year old man has died after tampering a live electric wire in Chikwawa.
The deceased has been identified as Matsauso Ganamba of Malemia village Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa District.
According to Sergeant Dickson Matemba,Public Relations Officer for Chikwawa Police ,Ganamba met his fate in the wee hours of 20 October,2021 when he went to steal a copper wire on a transformer that was planted near a maize mill in Malemia village and in the process he dug the wire and continued to disconnect it from the Escom pole unfortunately he touched a live electric wire and got electrocuted and fell down from a pole.
After receiving the information Ngabu police detectives informed Escom personnel and went to the scene accompanied by the medical practitioner from Ngabu health centre and postmortem revealed that death was caused due to electrocution.
However police in the district are advising people to avoid tampering with Escom properties to avoid similar incidents.