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Transformer explosion inflicts casualties in Perth

3/5/2015

 Australia, Perth: A power transformer explosion which occurred at the busy Morley Galleria shopping mall in Perth’s northeast has resulted in fatal consequences.

An electrical transformer exploded near the Woolworths store leaving two people dead and up to nine injured, some of whom with serious burns and in critical condition, reports Newcastle Herald.

According to Woolworth’s spokesperson, the fire was started by an electrical switchboard located inside the centre, which was not accessible from their store.

The cause of the explosion remains unknown as Western Australian Police work with WorkSafe and EnergySafety personnel on the investigation of the incident. 

Source: Newcastle Herald