8-year-old boy dies after ambulance is ambushed

The ambulance was transporting the boy who’d been injured in a road collision, before the attack…

A Cape Town boy has died after the ambulance he was being transported in was ambushed on the way to the hospital, yesterday (Thursday 9 November 2017).

According to EWN the child was picked up early on Wednesday morning after he’d been injured in a road collision.

EWN reports that Metro EMS spokesperson, Robert Daniels, says, “The Western Cape government health ambulance, on its way to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was ambushed on Borcherds Quarry.”

Hundereds of attacks on EMS staff members have been reported since 2012.

“Kalksteenfontein, Nyanga, Hanover Park and Tafelsig are among the communities listed on the emergency service’s red zone list, which means emergency personnel have to be escorted into the area by police.”

Via: Eyewitness News