Blackheath Accident: Tenth Victim Dies | Western Cape Government


Blackheath Accident: Tenth Victim Dies

26 August 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, expressed his sadness and condolences to the family of the tenth victim who passed away at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital a short while ago.

"I am so sad for the family and the community for this child. Our hearts go out to them. I know that the neurosurgical team at the hospital did everything in their power to save the life of this boy."


It is with great sadness that the Western Cape Department of Health announce that the tenth child has passed away today as a result of the mini bus accident in Blackheath on Wednesday.

The ten-year-old boy has been fighting for his life since being airlifted to Red Cross Children's Hospital. Medical staff at the hospital did everything they could to ensure he survives but the injuries sustained to his head were too severe.

The Department wish to extend our condolences to all the relatives of the 10 deceased and wish them well with the funeral arrangements.

Autopsies have been completed on the nine deceased at Tygerberg's Forensic Pathology lab and three bodies have already been released to families for burial.

Issued by the Directorate: Communications for the Western Cape Department of Health

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