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Giraffe tramples mom and 3-year-old on Limpopo farm

04 September 2018 - 16:52 By Timeslive
ER24 said in a statement on September 4 2018 that the incident occurred on a farm in Hoedspruit‚ Limpopo‚ on September 1 2018
ER24 said in a statement on September 4 2018 that the incident occurred on a farm in Hoedspruit‚ Limpopo‚ on September 1 2018
Image: ER24 EMS via Twitter

In a freak accident involving a giraffe‚ two people – a mother and her child – were left critically injured.

ER24 said in a statement on Tuesday that the incident occurred on a farm in Hoedspruit‚ Limpopo‚ on Monday afternoon.

“ER24 paramedics were alerted to this incident after the Hoedspruit Medical Rescue arrived on the scene and assessed the patients. Assessments showed that a mother‚ believed to be in her 30s‚ as well as a 3-year-old boy‚ had sustained numerous injuries and were both in a critical condition‚” said spokesman Russel Meiring.

He added that the mom and child were treated by Hoedspruit Medical Rescue before they were rushed to a nearby airfield and airlifted to Busamed Modderfontein for “urgent treatment” once they had been stabilised.


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