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article imageTeenager injured after being crushed by snow in serious condition

By Gemma Fox     Dec 5, 2010 in World
Gordon - A teenage girl who suffered severe spinal injuries after being engulfed in an avalanche of snow and ice from a roof, is described as being in a serious but stable condition.
On Thursday, 14-year old Samantha Kinghorn, was helping to clear paths around buildings on Middlethird Farm near the village of Gordon in the Scottish Borders when snow and ice plunged from the roof of one of the farm buildings and landed on top of her.
After complaining of being unable to feel her legs, Samantha was taken to Borders General Hospital but the decision was taken there to move her to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital. On Friday Samantha was airlifted there as road conditions were deemed too dangerous to drive in.
The initial incident happened at around 4pm on Thursday afternoon, December 2. Like many thousands of other children in Scotland, Samantha, a pupil of Earlston High School, Earlston, was off school because weather conditions had closed most education facilities in the country.
Samantha was helping to clear paths around the farm where her father is employed as a farm manager.
Her family have remained by her bedside over the weekend.
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