Casual labourer electrocuted while picking food off transformer
Written by URN & OUR REPORTER
A casual worker has been electrocuted along William Street in Kampala Central Business District.
The deceased has been identified as Geoffrey Kasibante, a loader in down town Kampala. Kasibante was electrocuted today afternoon after he attempted to pick his plate of food that he had reportedly placed on a wet transformer on the pedestrian walk way.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says police rushed to the scene immediately and rushed the victim to Mulago national referral hospital.
"He was rushed to Mulago and pronounced dead on arrival. His body is currently at the city mortuary for postmortem," Owoyesigyire said.
The Police Fire and Rescue Services Directorate has for the last two months been advising on safety precautions during this rainy season.
A month ago, John Mugisa, the Fire and Rescue Services Director advised the public to keep a distance from power lines and transformers during the rainy season.
He also warned against walking barefoot on wet ground especially near electric wires, fallen poles and transformers.