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Police investigating ambulance robbery that led to death of child (8)

Another ambulance crew has come under attack in Cape Town resulting in the death of an eight-year-old patient.

Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Yet another ambulance crew has come under attack in Cape Town resulting in the death of an eight-year-old patient.

The incident occurred on the N2 highway in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Metro EMS paramedics picked up the child at around 1 o’clock on Wednesday morning after he sustained severe head injuries in a car accident.

Paramedics were en route to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when they were ambushed and robbed on the N2 highway near Borcherds Quarry.

Metro EMS spokesperson Robert Daniels said: “The crew was robbed at gunpoint and the ambulance left immobile. Unfortunately, the patient at the back of the ambulance passed away due to the delay caused by the robbery.”

It’s believed stones had been placed on the road forcing the crew to pull over.

Meanwhile, Nyanga police are investigating cases of robbery and malicious damage to property after the robbery that resulted in the death of the child.

The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana said: “According to reports, two EMS personnel were robbed at gunpoint by three unidentified suspects. No one has been arrested at this stage while the investigation is still ongoing.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)