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Randpark Primary pupil dies at school

2012-02-17 14:52

Johannesburg - A girl died following a seizure at her school in Johannesburg, the Gauteng department of education said on Friday.

Eyewitness News said the incident happened at Randpark Primary.

"It was after PE [physical education class] on Thursday as she was walking towards the swimming pool.

She had a seizure and the school called paramedics," spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.

Two teachers tried to resuscitate her as they waited for paramedics.

"The paramedics arrived, but they could not save her life."

Phahlane said the department had sent officials to the school to investigate what happened. It also sent trauma councillors.

The cause of death would be determined after a post-mortem.


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Comments
  • Gerhard - 2012-02-17 15:08

    That is terrible!! As a parent, I could not even begin to imagine what it would be like to get that phone call. I have a heart attack when I get a call from the school, only to realise it's about some arbitrary thing. Condolences to the family.

  • elsabe.wessels1 - 2012-02-17 15:19

    Tragic... Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

  • kerrimg - 2012-02-17 15:23

    shame this is terrible, condolences to the family

  • Irma - 2012-02-17 15:28

    Oh shampies man. She probably had some underlying disease that know one knew about. Very sad. :(

  • Herbert - 2012-02-17 15:36

    Absolutely shocking news. I have 2 daughters and can understand how devastated the family is. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-02-17 16:01

    Sad :(. A friend's little sister collapsed and died in school last year. I cannot imagine being a parent and getting a call like that

  • Vida - 2012-02-17 16:07

    This is really terrible. One can only hope that she was not pushed too hard during PE (as I know they tend to do at my child's school)... prayers going out to the parents!

  • nhlenganem - 2012-02-17 16:09

    Condolences to the family

  • Bryan - 2012-02-17 16:14

    So sad, this was my old primary school so I guess it feels closer to home.. RIP little one Condolences to the family

  • George - 2012-02-17 17:43

    Very Sad.....R.I.P.

  • ChatterBox - 2012-02-17 19:46

    This is very sad. Condolences to the parents.

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-18 10:35

    Having to bury a child has got to be the hardest thing to do for any parent. My heart-felt condolences to the family. May the good Lord comfort them & give them strength at this trying time...

  • Chantel Correia Hassiem - 2012-02-18 11:21

    the many different stories circulating around this childs death is scary. Been parents of children attending the school,we waiting for the post mortem and the end result of how this had happened. Deepest sympathy2the family.

  • Natalie Penman Schultz - 2012-02-18 11:51

    My daughter is in the same class as this poor little girl who passed away. They had just started their p.e lesson,it all went so fast from the 2 teachers doing cpr on her to the parameds arriving. It was a very sad day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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