SAfrican woman survives after thrown from bridge

AP News
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 10:49 AM

Police say a South African woman has survived after carjackers threw her off a nearly 200-foot (60-meter)-tall bridge.

Police Superintendent Vincent Mdunge said Monday that no arrests have been made although four suspects were questioned and released.

The South African Press Association says Kavisha Seevnarain was carjacked and then forced at gunpoint to go to ATMs to take out money. The 26-year-old was thrown off a bridge south of Durban early Saturday.

SAPA reports she suffered seven broken ribs and a fractured pelvis from the fall and was spotted by a passer-by.

South Africa has one of the world's highest rates of violent crime and is struggling to control it before next year's World Cup, when about 500,000 visitors are expected.