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Beatrice copper thief electrocuted

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Beatrice copper thief electrocuted


BEATRICE – A yet to be identified man was found dead after he was electrocuted while he allegedly tried to steal a Zesa transformer.
The body was found yesterday morning by herd boys at a transformer at Gowelands B, Beatrice and the decased had a satchel with an empty wallet, spanners, a rope, a pair of trousers, a jacket and a t-shirt.

Efforts by The Mirror to get a comment from Mash East Police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachivi were futile as his mobile was unreachable.
Sources said that a group of men was seen milling at the transformer place at around 1am. The deceased then climbed up the transformer and was electrocuted after hooking a live wire.

Most of Gowelands B did not have electricity yesterday.

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