The Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Escom) has instituted an inquiry into an incident in which two of its employees were badly burnt while on duty.
The two employees, who have since flown to South Africa for further treatment, were working at Nkula B Power Station on November 15 when they met their fate.
Escom's Public Relations Manager Kitty Chingota confirmed the development. She said the two, whom she refused to identify, are doing 'very well' and one of them might be discharged 'very soon'.
"The two are doing very well. They are with their spouses and there is tremendous progress. One of them might be discharged very soon," she said.
Chingota could not say the degree of the burns the duo suffered, saying medical information is confidential. She nonetheless said after the incident the two were taken to Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre from where they were referred to Sunninghill Hospital in South Africa a day later.
Asked on what safety measures the power utility has put in place to avoid similar incidents, Chingota said the inquiry will make recommendation on which Escom will act accordingly.