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Four men and three women were among the seven patients that died in the accident, while six women sustained critical injuries. Another three men and a woman only suffered minor injuries.
The 10 surviving patients were treated at the scene of the accident before being transported to hospitals around the city, including Groote Schuur, Tygerberg, New Somerset and Wesfleur, for further treatment.
“We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said Dr Shaheem de Vries, the director of Western Cape Government Health.
“We salute the brave EMS staff members for their continuous commitment to serve communities in our province with zeal and perseverance, despite the challenges they must endure at times.”