South Africa 11.6.2015 03:46 pm

Woman falls at Nelson Mandela Square

FILE PICTURE: The Nelson Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, 4 December 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

FILE PICTURE: The Nelson Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, 4 December 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

Just a week after a collapse at the prestigious Sandton City Mall that left 25-year-old Elphie Loambo with a badly lacerated ankle, the mall has been hit by another accident that put another woman in hospital.

The Mall’s Kerry Phillips confirmed the incident.

The Mall management posted a statement on the centre’s website in which it said the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.

“On the afternoon of June 10, at approximately 14:45, a customer fell at Nelson Mandela Square.

“The customer was immediately transported to hospital and is receiving medical treatment for her injuries,” the statement read.

The daughter (who did not want to be named) of the injured woman said her mother’s hip was hurt.

“There are carpets that I think are used to cover cables during construction.”

She said her mother got her foot underneath the carpet and she fell forward.

She also added that her mother landed down the floor with her hip, which was fractured as a result and that she was going in for surgery.

 

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