Missing deaf girl found in hospital

Cape Town - A hearing impaired 17-year-old Khayelitsha girl who went missing on Tuesday morning has been found, the Western Cape education department said on Thursday.

Lumka Lengisi, a pupil from Noluthando School for the Deaf, went missing after stepping off a bus outside her school on Tuesday morning.

A member of the public heard reports about her disappearance on radio and contacted the police to inform them that she could be in Tygerberg Hospital.

She has since been positively identified by her parents, Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant said.

Initial reports indicate that Lumka was admitted to hospital after she was knocked down by a minibus taxi on Tuesday morning, sustaining minor injuries.

“I would like to thank and commend Saps on their efforts to find Lumka, as well as the many community members who have spent the last two days searching for her,” Grant said.

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