Child, 9, impaled by palisade fence at Carletonville school

2019-08-28 08:09


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A 9-year-old girl was hospitalised on Tuesday afternoon following a freak accident at a school in Carletonville.

ER24 medics arrived on the scene at 15:04 to find that the girl had impaled her hand on a palisade fence, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. 

Members of the public had gathered and were assisting the child.

Medics utilised a grinder that had been brought by a member of the public and began cutting the fence.

After a short time, medics removed the section of the fence, freeing the girl.

She was treated for her injury and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

It is believed that the girl had attempted to climb over the fence when she slipped and fell.

The exact details are not yet known.

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