A man in Machinjiri Township has been electrocuted to death as he was trying to tamper with an Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) transformer.
According to reports, the yet to be identified man was discovered by children early Tuesday lying dead inside a fence of a ground mounted transformer.
An eye witness by the name, Zilambala said the children reported to community members who afterwards rushed to the scene.
“We all rushed to the scene and indeed found the man lying dead but could not establish his identity,” said the eye witness.
Patrick Mussa, spokesperson for Limbe Police Station said police were waiting for more details on the matter.
“We are investigating the matter to establish the identity of the person but he was found with a screw driver and a spanner,” said Mussa.