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24-Year-Old South African Student Dies Suddenly One Month After COVID-19 Booster


24-year-old Carla Steytler, a second-year student in radiography at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein (CUT), died unexpectedly this week after collapsing on campus.

Carla’s parents said the university phoned them on Tuesday noting Carla was not feeling well and that she had collapsed.

While she was walking around campus with another student, Carla suddenly started feeling unwell.

“She said she felt tired and stood against a wall before collapsing. She said she could not breathe and was taken to the clinic, her father explained.

“The clinic called and asked if we had a family member in Bloemfontein because Carla did not feel well. We said we have no family there and will get by on our own.”

When Carla’s parents arrived to the campus, they were informed she had passed away at the campus clinic.

The South African reported:

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“Carla was a healthy young woman with a strong personality. We are still awaiting the post-mortem results.”

According to Henry, Carla’s last type of medical-related treatment was the booster injection a month before her death.

“She had the two Pfizer shots vaccine, and then a month ago she went for the booster shot, but she showed the normal side-effects.” 

He said she was a dream child who would have done anything for you.

“She had a great love for nature and hunted with me because she knew it was a love of mine. But while she was a tomboy in that respect, she also loved the finer things like cooking and baking.” 


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