Man dies in Durban substation fire

South Africa, Durban: Investigations are underway into a deadly explosion at an electrical substation located between Durban’s North and South beaches, which took place last week.

eThekwini Fire officials believe a transformer exploded at the site, and a homeless man, who lived at the substation, died after he had suffered severe burns, reports East Coast Radio.

“There was not a lot of smoke but there was one transformer room alight. […] We are 90% sure that it’s an electrical fault,” a fire official said.

Source: East Coast Radio