A woman who saved an 8-month-old boy lying in the road after an accident has described how her motherly instinct took over.
“No mother wants a baby to be harmed,” Tulonga Nepula said, as she recounted the day she picked up the infant that had survived the fatal car crash.
Nepula had been travelling on the Windhoek-Okahandja road on her way to Swakopmund in Namibia when they chanced upon the deadly collision.
She immediately made a beeline for the child as soon as the vehicle she was travelling in came to a stop.
“The baby was crying uncontrollably, he had broken his arm and bit his tongue when he fell out of the vehicle,” she said.
Nepula described a scene of carnage that saw four people dead in one of the two vehicles involved in the collision. The infant had been travelling with his grandfather in the other vehicle and was the only survivor of the incident.
When News24 finally tracked her down, Nepula had just come from her first visit with the baby she saved on that dusty road on 7 June.
She had last seen him when she handed him over to paramedics at the scene and was happy to report that the infant is expected to make a full recovery.
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