Cape Town – Condolence messages are pouring in following the death of an 11-year-old girl, Dia Nana, who reportedly succumbed to her injuries from a horrific crash in the Durban CBD last week.
According to IOL, ALS Paramedics responded to the scene of a crash on Alice Street, just before Grey Street, to find that two siblings were critically injured after a man apparently lost control of a luxurious sports vehicle, a Porsche.
The accident occurred on July 31 on Alice Street, just before Grey Street.
Dia, who had just celebrated her 11th birthday on July 20, died on Thursday, August 4, and her funeral service took place on Sunday at Clare Estate Crematorium hall 2.
ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that when paramedics arrived at the scene, they found that a sports car had crashed into shop fronts on the roadside.
“The Porsche had three occupants, the driver – believed to be the children’s father – and the siblings, aged 11 and 9.
Jamieson said the girl had been ejected from the vehicle on impact.
“She was in a critical condition and needed advanced life support intervention to stabilise her. She was placed on a manual ventilator before being rushed to a nearby hospital.”
Dia was confirmed dead last week.
Her younger brother, who was also in the car, was believed to be recovering in hospital, Times Live reported.
Their father suffered moderate injuries, the report said.
Dia’s school, Chelsea Preparatory School, took to its Facebook page to pay tribute to her.
“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Dia. You will be sorely missed but will always remain a part of the Chelsea family.
“Dia was an exuberant, fun-loving young girl who touched everyone’s lives.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Nana family. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
“Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment,” the school wrote.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu