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1 person dies, another critically injured after Eskom power station explosion

The utility says the power tripped at Unit 5 of the Lethabo power station causing an explosion.

One person has been killed and another critically injured after an explosion at Eskom’s Lethabo power station in the Vaal. Picture: @IM_KING_Dee/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has confirmed that one person has been killed and another critically injured at its Lethabo power station in the Vaal.

The utility says the power tripped at Unit 5 of the station causing an explosion on Wednesday.

Eskom says it's not clear what caused the trip.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says they’re investigating the extent of the damage to the unit.

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