EMER-G-MED Paramedics attended this accident scene.EMER-G-MED Emer-G-Med is an Advanced Life Support pre-hospital emergency medical service which operates in the City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane, Gauteng.
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At approximately 4pm this afternoon multiple EMER-G-MED resources, along with Netcare911 and multiple other emergency and rescue services responded to a reported mass casualty incident in Tembisa, after a Tornado ravaged through the Phumlani Mall and a number of shacks in the area - in vicinity of the Tembisa Hospital, near Olifantsfontein Road.
At this stage EMER-G-MED has transported four patients, including a young child, who sustained minor to moderate injuries after the structures collapsed.
It is unclear exactly how many people have been injured, or are still trapped underneath the rubble.
Paramedics and Rescue personnel are working effortlessly to search for any further injured, or trapped, people.
Tembisa Tornado Final Update:
Just after 4pm this afternoon multiple EMER-G-MED resources, along with Netcare911 and other emergency and rescue services, responded to a reported mass casualty incident in Tembisa. A tornado had ravaged through the Phumlani Mall and a number of shacks in the area. Tembisa Hospital was also affected by the tornado.
On arrival paramedics found that four people, including a three-year-old boy, had freed themselves or been rescued by bystanders. They were treated on-scene before being transported by EMER-G-MED to various nearby facilities.
Paramedics and Rescue personnel worked effortlessly, and searched the area for any further injured or trapped people.
In the end, a total of 11 people were rescued from the collapsed structures and fortunately had only sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The remaining patients were stabilised on-scene before being transported to various nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities are on the scene to investigate and provide disaster relief.