Cement pipe falls on boy, 7

A seven-year-old boy was critically injured when a cement water pipe fell on him in Fauna, Bloemfontein, on Monday, paramedics said.

He was among a group of children playing at the school when the pipe, usually used for water drainage, fell on him, said ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson.

File photo: Sizwe Ndingane. Credit: Independent Newspapers

When paramedics got there, the boy was in a critical condition, with extensive head and chest injuries, she said.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to Pelonomi Hospital.

No other children were injured. - Sapa