Child impaled on rebar in KZN

2014-02-09 21:25
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Johannesburg - A boy, believed to be about 9 years old, was critically injured when he was impaled on a piece of reinforcing steel in Folweni on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services (EMS) said.

The boy was impaled on the piece of rebar, commonly used for reinforcing concrete, which was sticking out of the ground in an open area where he had been walking, spokesperson Robert McKenzie said in a statement.

The piece of rebar became stuck in the child's torso and fire fighters had to cut the piece of reinforcing steel free from the ground.

Paramedics lifted the child on a trauma board and an EMS helicopter airlifted him to Inkhosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

The boy, in a critical but stable condition, received treatment from a team of trauma doctors at the hospital.

- SAPA
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