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Young woman dies after being injured during Boks’ trophy tour in East London

# A young woman has died after her leg was crushed during the Springboks’ Webb Ellis trophy parade in East London and had to be amputated. Twenty-year-old Minentle Noqhamka tried to jump on a police Nyala which accompanied the rugby players’ tour bus, and landed underneath the vehicle. Other people were also injured in the incident near the city hall. Noqhamka was a student at the Walter Sisulu University. Sizwe Kupelo of the Eastern Cape Health Department says her death was attributed to unnatural causes, and an autopsy will be performed.