Seven Injured After Deck Collapses in Kruger National Park

A wooden deck collapsed in Mopani Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park yesterday, 14 people were standing on the deck before it collapsed. According to reports the people on the deck were young trainee rangers. 

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Seven people had to be taken to hospital due to the deck collapse, two people were seriously injured and had to be airlifted.

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Simon Shee wrote on Facebook: “There was a bad accident at Mopani Camp this morning. A group of young trainee guides were on the wooden walkway taking selfies when the platform gave way and they dropped  four metres onto rocks. There were about  10 people injured, some seriously. Three helicopters landed at the camp and two were used to ferry the badly injured to hospital. Great work by the medics. I hope that the injured make a full  recovery.”

SANParks didn’t put out a statement regarding the accident but they did wish the Eco-Rangers Cadets a speedy recovery 

We hoping a speedy recovery for all involved. 

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