Elderly woman's arms, legs amputated in train accident

(Adiel Ismail)
(Adiel Ismail)

Cape Town – A woman is in a critical condition after her arms and legs were amputated when she was hit by a train in Athlone, Cape Town, paramedics said on Thursday.

The woman, believed to be in her 70s, was walking across the train tracks when she was knocked down on Thursday morning, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.

She was found lying on the train tracks, conscious, but in a critical condition.

“She sustained amputations to both her legs below the knees and both arms below the elbows,” she said.

She was treated and transported to hospital.

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