‘Good spirits': Woman recovering from 60 m fall

2009-11-17 00:00

KAVISHA Seevnarain, a Pietermaritzburg woman who was thrown from a bridge during a hijacking, is in stable condition and will make a full recovery.

Seevnarain (26), a teacher at Mowat Park Girls’ High in Durban, was hijacked at the weekend and flung off a 60-metre-high bridge on the N2 freeway near uMkomaas.

Speaking from her bedside yesterday, her father, Jeewan Seevnarain, said Kavisha is in good spirits and is being treated by a specialist physician who is confident of a speedy recovery.

Kavisha will be immobile until her pelvis heals.

“We have been at her bedside since the incident and she is being really strong. We have chatted about the hijacking,” he said.

Seevnarain said Kavisha has started physiotherapy and trauma counselling.

“We are awaiting her haemo­globin tests so we can see if there is any internal bleeding. She has been very brave throughout this incident,” he added.

He said that her survival is a miracle that the family are very grateful for.

“We are so happy and grateful that she is alive. It could have turned out very differently. We just want to ask people to continue praying for her recovery,” he said.

Chatsworth police found Kavisha’s car in uMlazi, south of Durban.

Police spokeswoman Director Phindile Radebe said that four people were taken in for questioning but were released.

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