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Current Time: 01:23:40am
Date: 2019-10-14

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[EDENDALE] Young girl stuck in washing machine

13 Oct 2019, 8:22 pm

An 11-year-old girl managed to get stuck in a top loading washing machine after falling through the lid while standing on top of it to hang up some washing in the back yard of her grandparents house this evening.

ER24 paramedics and the PMB Fire Department were called to a house in the France Phase 5 Extension of Edendale to assist with the rescue by Provincial Services at 18:15. The girl’s lower legs had folded behind her and she’d been stuck for an hour by the time ER24 arrived. Members of the community had already helped to strip the outside of the machine and a combination of power and hand tools had to be used to crimp and cut through the barrel to free the girl. Once free a medical assessment was done and luckily the girl was found to have suffered no physical injuries.

Our paramedic on the scene stated that fortunately her grandparents had reacted quickly to the seriousness of the emergency and that all the services as well as the community had really pulled together to help the girl.

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[VOSLOORUS] Two in bakkie badly injured

13 Oct 2019, 9:29 am

The driver of a bakkie that lost control and collided with the steel barrier on the N3 North near the Leondale offramp in Vosloorus last night, suffered multiple critical injuries. The passenger is also in a serious condition.

ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on the scene at around 11:15 pm to find that the barrier had sliced through the front of the bakkie, injuring and entrapping the male driver. The Fire Department extricated him while he was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions. The female passenger was able to self extricate, but also required Advanced Life Support interventions to stabilise her, before both were transported to the Thelle Moegerane Hospital for further treatment.

Police services were on the scene for further investigations.

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[SASOLBURG] Eight injured in single vehicle roll-over

12 Oct 2019, 3:55 pm

Eight people suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical when a single light motor vehicle rolled on Bergius Street in Sasolburg this morning.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 9:20 am to find a single vehicle on it’s roof in the middle of the road and medics from other private services already treating several patients. They were all adults, male and female. A 30-year-old female was found to have suffered critical injuries, was treated using Advanced Life Support interventions and transported to Metsimaholo Hospital for further care.

The Fire and Traffic Department as well as the South African Police Services were also on the scene.

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