Road rescue

17 November 2011

MAF rescued three severely injured people following a road accident in Madagascar.

The group of people were travelling back from a family camp run by Scripture Union in Antsirabe. 

Mary Barber, a missionary working with Scripture Union in Madagascar shares:

'Sadly on the way back to Antananarivo one of the minibuses had a serious accident. It skidded on the road, rolled several times and ended up in a rice field. Everyone was injured and taken back to Antsirabe to hospital.

They called me the next morning to say they needed to do a medical emergency flight to Antananarivo as people were not getting the medical care they needed. Three of the injured remained in a coma with multiple injuries.'

The families were all very grateful to MAF for the flight.

Mary suggested MAF may be able to help and made contact with our team. 'This proved the best solution as they were able to carry all 3 injured people on stretchers and even had a doctor on board for the flight,' says Mary.

'Within 3 hours they were on their way to Antsirabe and had the injured people back in Antananarivo by midday.

'Sadly, one of the three died but hopefully the other two will make it. Good news is that one of the children injured in the accident has made a full recovery. Please continue to pray for the others to make a good recovery and for our safety on the roads as we travel.'

Continue to pray for missionaries like Mary and Martin Barber and the wider Scripture Union team as they grieve the loss of one of their team members.


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