Philipsburg:- A well known vagrant who is known for selling copper for his living. The man was found dead in one of the GEBE transformer houses on Walter Nisbeth Road. Police said they were called on Saturday around 7:30am to the Yellow Building after someone found the man corpse in the transformer house. The report was made by one of GEBE personnel who went to the location to check on the transformer.
On the scene the patrol and detectives found a severely charred and carbonized body of a man who at first instance was not recognizable. Family members of the victim identify the man as Romero Rogers born on the island of Aruba and are 43 years old.
It is not clear why the victim went into this transformer house where he was electrocuted by approximately 12.000 Volts..
According to some witnesses in the area, that around 03.00 a.m. they heard a strange noise, possibly an explosion, coming from the direction of the "Yellow Building" and saw smoke coming out of the transformer house. Several attempts were made to contact personnel or the power plant of G.E.B.E., but to no avail. The police department was then contact, who sent a patrol to the power plant to inform them of the situation. It was later in the morning however, that some one went to the spot to carry-out an inspection which led to the discovery.