Mother, kids killed after ambulance overturns

2014-12-10 07:11

Three hospital patients were killed and four others were injured when their ambulance overturned on the N2 highway near Mthatha.

The accident happened at about 7pm, and a woman and her two young children died at the scene.

Five patients were being transferred from the Nelson Mandela central hospital in Mthatha to St Patrick’s district hospital in Bizana when the vehicle overturned.

“The MEC sends heartfelt condolences to their family,” Eastern Cape health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said yesterday.

The cause of the accident was unclear and subject to police investigation. Kupelo said it was raining in the region and roads were wet.

The other two patients as well as two emergency services crew members were injured and taken to Madzikane Ka Zulu Memorial Hospital in Mount Frere for treatment.

Kupelo could not give details on the extent of their injuries.

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