Eskom has confirmed a power explosion at unit 4 of the Medupi power station on Saturday night. According to the utility, the incident has caused unit 5 to trip.
No reports of injury have been made, however emergency services attended to seven employees for shock. All employees and contractors have been accounted for, said Eskom.
Once the area is declared safe, contractors will begin investigating the cause of the explosion.
Read the full statement here.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) August 9, 2021