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Girl (3) injured when arm caught in machine

It’s alleged the girl had wandered off while her mother was working.

FILE: Bystanders stopped the belt and removed the child’s arm before Emergency Services arrived. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A three-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after her arm was caught in a running conveyor belt at her mother's workplace in Montague Gardens in Cape Town.

It's alleged the girl had wandered off while her mother was working and started playing with the machine.

Bystanders stopped the belt and removed the child's arm before Emergency Services arrived.

"On inspection paramedics discovered the girl had sustained serious injuries to her arm after it apparently got caught in a conveyer belt at her mother's work.

"Paramedics treated the patient for her injuries as well as consoling her mother before transporting the patient to the nearest hospital for treatment."