IPOH: Two Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) sub-contractors were injured when a high-voltage cable exploded as they were doing maintenance work near the TNB substation near Sauk, Kuala Kangsar about 59 kilometres from here today.
The victims, Mat Sham Hashim, 58, and Mohd Redhuan Mat Nasir, 32, suffered injuries on the face and other parts of the body. Both victims were taken to Kuala Kangsar Hospital for further treatment.
Kuala Kangsar Fire and Rescue station chief Mohd Taufiq Abd Sattar confirmed that initial investigations revealed that the explosion had occurred due to a short circuit while the maintenance work was being carried out.
He said investigations revealed that the explosion occurred when the two were working to connect the cable to the transformer on a power pole.
Razali said works on restoring electricity supply was being carried out by TNB Kuala Kangsar.