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Woman electrocuted in Lenasia

A woman believed to be connecting electricity illegally was electrocuted in Lenasia on Thursday.

A woman believed to be connecting electricity illegally was electrocuted in Lenasia on Thursday. Picture: EWN.

LENASIA - A woman was electrocuted on Thursday after she allegedly fiddled with an electric cable in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Emergency Services Robert Mulaudzi said they responded to a call earlier and found the woman's body, who is believed to be in her forties.

"She was lying next to an electrical box. It looks she was trying to connect electricity illegally.

"She was declared dead on the scene."

Mulaudzi said they have seen an increase in incidents of this nature.

City Power was called in to switch off the power as the cable was believed to be live and posed a danger to residents.

The public was also urged to refrain from these illegal activities.