Cape Town woman dies in freak accident

2017-04-20 17:28

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A woman, believed to be in her 20s, was killed this afternoon in a freak accident in a residence in Tamboerskloof.

According to a report from ER24 paramedics, they arrived on the scene along with Community Medics, Life Healthcare and Metro Services and were lead to a small external lift outside of the home.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring says upon closer inspection, paramedics found the woman lying trapped inside the glass elevator.

“Rescue technicians had to remove the glass panels, allowing paramedics access to the patient. Upon assessment, paramedics discovered that the woman had sustained a fatal injury and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the woman and she was declared dead on the scene.

"The exact cause of the incident is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.” 

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