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In a bizarre story out of Australia, a man's family is being blamed for his death after they attacked paramedics who were trying to save his life.


People can't seem to wrap their heads around this story. According to Newsweek, a man, Hamze Ibrahim, living in Sydney, died of a suspected overdose because the paramedics treating him had to take cover inside the ambulance as any angry mob made up of the Ibrahim's family surrounded and attacked the ambulance.

It was reported the family demanded a defibrillator and drugs so they could treat Ibrahim on their own. A female first responder was injured when someone slammed into her. Eventually the police were called in to push back the mob but it was too late, Ibrahim had died of a heart attack. He was only 25.

Secretary of The Australian Paramedics Association, Steve Pearce, released a statement saying:

Paramedics were forced to fend off angry males who eventually forced them to stop treating the patient who was in cardiac arrest and subsequently died. The paramedics barricaded themselves inside the unit as the violent mob demanded a defibrillator and drugs believing they could treat the young man. On this occasion the stupidity of these people have taken the life of their family member.

We don't want any more people to face the horrifying situation of their loved ones dying because paramedics are unable to treat patients after threats of violence.

The story left many on Twitter confused.



The family did release a statement through a lawyer but it didn't do much to clarify things.

The inaccurate comments made on behalf of the association, which in essence, blames the family for the death of Mr Ibrahim, are totally devoid of compassion and empathy.

They went on to point out that Ibrahim didn't take drugs, he had sleep apnoea.

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So many questions. Who were the 80 family members? What were they doing there? Was the man sleeping when this happened. Why were they upset with the paramedics?

And mostly, why are Australians attacking EMT's?


Some folks had to wonder if we were in fact getting the whole story.

People found the whole event pretty frustrating.








Do you agree there must be more to this story?

H/T: Newsweek, The Australian

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