Limpopo Health MEC saddened by ambulance tragic head-on collision

Limpopo Health MEC saddened by ambulance tragic head-on collision

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba is expected to visit the surviving Ambulance Assistant in Hospital on Sunday.

Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba

This after two people were killed during a devastating head-on collision involving an ambulance and SUV in Limpopo on Saturday.

The provincial Department of Health said the ambulance was ferrying patients from another accident scene on the R81 road at the Lemondokop turn in Belevue village

Tragically, both drivers involved in the collision lost their lives upon impact, while the ambulance assistant, three patients on the ambulance, and the three occupants of the SUV survived.

All the survivors are currently receiving medical treatment at various hospitals.

"Ramathuba is saddened by the horrific accident and keen to personally extend her support and well-wishes to the courageous individual who is bravely battling through this difficult time," said the spokesperson for the Department of Health Neil Shikwambana.

"The incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks and challenges faced by emergency responders and healthcare professionals in the line of duty.

"The Department of Health extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased drivers and reaffirms its commitment to supporting all those affected by this tragedy.

"MEC Dr. Phophi Ramathuba's visit to the hospital is a gesture of solidarity and appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices made by ambulance emergency personnel across the province." 


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