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Explosion at sub-station: Sol apprentice discharged from hospital

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One of the two Sol Plaatje Municipality electrical apprentices who were injured when a mini sub-station in Aviva Road, Hillcrest, exploded has been discharged from hospital.

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ONE OF the two Sol Plaatje Municipality electrical apprentices who were injured when a mini sub-station in Aviva Road, Hillcrest, exploded has been discharged from hospital.

Municipal spokesperson Thoko Riet has also confirmed that the acting electrician foreman, who was seriously injured in the incident, was rushed to Bloemfontein for medical treatment.

“The electrician was accompanied by the two apprentices [on Wednesday morning] when the incident took place. The electrician was rushed to a Bloemfontein hospital, but is in a stable condition. The first apprentice was admitted to Mediclinic Gariep Hospital and is also in a stable condition. The second apprentice was not hurt, but was admitted for shock and has since been discharged. We wish them well and a speedy recovery,” said Riet.

She added that municipal workers are making good progress with installing the new mini sub-station and cables.

“The mini sub-station has been installed and electricians are busy installing the cables. Residents in Hillcrest and the surrounding area are still without power. Our team is doing the best they can to complete the repairs effectively,” said Riet.

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