Wind: Doctor killed by tent

2008-09-01 00:00

A retired doctor, Les Pitt, was killed when a tent was blown down at the Underberg Farmers’ Show on Saturday morning.

Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu said the doctor suffered a head injury and was “rushed to the local hospital, but died within an hour”.

Six children who attend Underberg Primary were also injured.

“The children were there to take part in the youth show. This is where they showcase their trained livestock, such as calves and goats, as a build-up to the youth show at the Royal Show,” said a source.

The source, close to the school, told The Witness that one of the children suffered a broken arm and concussion. There were about 30 pupils present.

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