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Dept concerned over attacks on ambulances

An emergency crew were responding to a call in Tafelsig when two men broke into their ambulance.

FILE: The Western Cape Department of Health said it’s very worried after an emergency vehicle came under attack in Mitchells Plain this week. Picture: imgkid.com

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Department of Health said it's very worried after an emergency vehicle came under attack in Mitchells Plain this week.

Last year, at least seven such incidents were reported in the area.

An emergency crew was responding to a call in Tafelsig this week when two men broke into their ambulance and made off with various items.

It's cases like this that has outraged provincial health authorities.

Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo said it's unfathomable that criminals are targeting emergency workers who now have to risk their lives in doing their jobs.

She's appealed to communities to help police investigating this latest incident and other similar robberies and break-ins.