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Tributes pour in for KZN police officer killed in car crash

Police officer Sameer Singh was killed in a head-on collision on the R56 near Thornville earlier this week.

Sameer Singh. Picture: Facebook

Published Mar 31, 2022

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DURBAN – Tributes have been pouring in on social media for KwaZulu-Natal police officer Sameer Singh who was killed in a car crash on Monday afternoon.

Singh, who was a sergeant with the Richmond SAPS, died in a head-on collision on the R56 near Thornville.

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Mi7 National Group's Emergency Medical Services said it responded to the incident.

“Mi7 National Group's Emergency Medical Services was dispatched after reports of a motor vehicle accident on the R56 near Thornville. Mi7 medics found that two vehicles – a car and delivery vehicle – had collided head on.

“KZN EMRS was already on scene and had declared one man deceased. Another occupant in the car, who had sustained moderate injuries, was stabilised by Mi7 medics using advanced life support interventions before being taken to hospital.”

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Mi7 group added that the occupants of the delivery vehicle had sustained minor injuries but did not require transportation to hospital.

Shaheen Suleiman, from Magma Security, said he was shocked at the passing of Singh.

He described Singh as a kind person and said he got to know him after he joined the police.

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“He loved his job and was very passionate about it. He was an honest person and was always willing to help anyone. He was one of those kids who was a good soul. He was a team player.”

A tribute on Singh’s Facebook page said: “ You were truly the best. You had a heart of gold and the bubbliest, fun-loving personality. You were the live wire in the family. It hurts so bad having to say goodbye to you today.

“It broke us!!! For now, we just pray that your soul rests in peace my brother we love you so so much, Sameer and we will always live in the memory of you.”

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Another message said: “The world has lost a very special person who will be missed. He made an impression on every life he touched. May he rest In peace, and may his family find the strength and comfort that they need.”

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