Welkom mother dies after generator explode during load shedding

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A mother from Welkom died after the generator she wanted to start exploded during load shedding on Wednesday.null

THE MOTHER OF TWO SUSTAINED SEVERE INJURIES 

Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng said the fatal incident happened on Wednesday. 

“Apparently, it was load shedding at about 15:50 when a Welkomite woman, Riana Barkley, wanted to switch on the generator when it exploded,” he said. 

The 41-year-old Riana lived at Lakeview in Welkom with her husband and two children.   

She sustained severe burn wounds on her upper body, hands, feet, and face.

Thakeng said Riana was rushed to the Welkom Medic Clinic, but she, unfortunately, died at the hospital.