BREAKING NEWS: Oscar rushed to hospital

Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital on Thursday. Picture: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Pool

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on Thursday because of chest pains.

A reliable source said an ambulance took him to the casualty section of Kalafong Hospital in the morning.

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Pistorius’ brother Carl could not be reached for comment immediately.

The athlete is currently serving a six-year prison sentence in Pretoria after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said he had received inquiries on the matter on Thursday and was still awaiting a response from the Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria.

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Last year in August, Pistorius was rushed to same hospital after sustaining injuries to his wrists in jail.

At the time, Nxumalo said the Paralympian told authorities he had injured himself after falling out of bed.

But an inmate situated close to the hospital section told City Press that Pistorius had injured himself intentionally.

Pistorius was transferred from the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison to the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre last year as the facility was better equipped to accommodate him, Nxumalo said.

The Paralympic gold medallist shot dead Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

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Corné van Zyl
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