3 pupils still in ICU after lighting strike

2013-02-14 10:12


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Johannesburg - Three schoolchildren are still in ICU in hospital in Johannesburg after being struck by lightning earlier this week, the Gauteng education department said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Charles Phahlane said two were boys from King Edward VII School (KES) in Parktown, and one was a girl from Protea Glen Secondary School in Soweto.

"They are in the intensive care unit," he said.

A third KES boy was in a stable condition and being kept in hospital for observation.

"The doctor said he might be discharged today [Thursday]."

Four Protea Glen girls, all aged 16, were struck while on their way home from school on Monday. Two of them were treated and discharged.

On Tuesday, lightning struck nine boys, aged between 16 and 18, at KES while they were pulling the covers over the cricket pitch.


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