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ambulanceNews24 reports that an eight-year-old boy died on Wednesday morning when an ambulance transporting him to the Red Cross Hospital was ambushed and the crew robbed.  

The boy had sustained severe head injuries in a car accident earlier and was being transported via the N2 to the hospital.  While on the highway, the ambulance was forced to pull over as stones had been packed on the section of the highway near Borchard’s Quarry.  Western Cape Emergency Medical and Forensic Pathology Services spokesperson Robert Daniels said the crew was then robbed at gunpoint and the ambulance "left immobile".  The boy died at the scene "due to the delay caused by yet another attack on EMS personnel" he stated.  No arrests have been made.

  • A short report by Tammy Petersen is at News24


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