02062010. Members of the ER24 were stoped by the members of the Tshwane Metro Police and told that something was wrong with they lights Picture: Sizwe Ndingane

Pietermaritzburg -

A man was severely burnt at an electricity substation in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

The 34-year-old man was found lying near the substation at Widford Road, said ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija.

His burns which covered over 70 percent of his body were treated on the scene before he was taken to hospital.

“It is unclear how the man got burned but he told paramedics that he was living inside the station.” - Sapa