CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital

CAPE TOWN - An eight-year-old boy has died after the ambulance he was being transported in came under attack on the N2 highway.

The child was picked up early on Wednesday morning after he'd been injured in a road collision.

Paramedics were en route to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when the incident occurred.

Metro EMS spokesperson Robert Daniels says: “The Western Cape government health ambulance, on its way to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was ambushed on Borcherds Quarry.

“The crew was gun pointed and robbed, and the ambulance was left immobile. Unfortunately, the eight-year-old patient passed away due to the delay caused by the robbery.”

Since 2012, more than 200 attacks on EMS staff members have been reported.

Kalksteenfontein, Nyanga, Hanover Park and Tafelsig are among the communities listed on the emergency service's red zone list, which means emergency personnel have to be escorted into the area by police.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


This article first appeared on EWN : CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital


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