One dead at Eskom's Lethabo power station

Eskom says it is investigating a major incident that took place at Unit 5 of its Lethabo power station this afternoon.

JOHANNESBURG – One person has died and another has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an incident at Eskom’s Lethabo power station on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at Unit 5 of the power station.

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Eskom said that as a result of the rupture of the main pipe, the unit is not operational but operations continue on other units.

Eskom further stated that the incident is being investigated and that the next of kin of the deceased is being informed.