100kg gate falls on boy

Paramedics say a 9-year-old boy is treated for injuries after a gate fell on him

File: ER24 Emergency Medical Care. Picture: www.er24.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured after a gate weighing 100 kilograms fell on him at his home in Vereeniging, Gauteng on Saturday.

His parents found him trapped under the gate before calling paramedics.

Details on how the gate fell are still sketchy.

ER24's Andre Visser said the boy is in a stable condition in hospital.

"When paramedics arrived on the scene the parents had moved the boy from under the gate. He was treated at the scene for suspected back, neck and head injuries."