A Randburg father is suing the companies in control of Lanseria International Airport and Comair after his two-year-old son broke his arm when he stuck it into an open panel of the airport baggage-handling system, reports News24.

According to a statement by Cheri Rudd, director at law firm Rudd Attorneys, Bryn Jupp is seeking R3.5m in damages for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, general damages for pain and suffering and loss of income.

The alleged incident took place in February when the Jupps arrived at Lanseria to board a Kulula flight to Cape Town. While checking in their baggage, their son Cole put his hand into an open/missing panel of the baggage handling system, resulting in his arm twisting in the conveyor.

Rudd says Cole's arm was badly bruised and had been broken in three places.

Rudd added that the action had already been defended by all parties concerned, and she was awaiting the defendants' pleas, which are expected to be delivered 20 days after entering an appearance to defend.

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