Grade 1 dies suddenly at Standerton school

By admin
21 April 2015

An eight-year-old pupil at Laerskool Standerton in Mpumalanga died Monday after falling over on the school grounds.

An eight-year-old pupil at Standerton Primary School in Mpumalanga died Monday after falling over on the school grounds.

Divan Joubert, stumbled suddenly and fell over, according to a statement by the principal, Rudi Hamman, on the school's Facebook page.

According Netwerk24 his friends reportedly helped him up, but they could see he was struggling to breathe. When he collapsed again and other pupils called staff members to help.

Divan was eventually taken to the school doctor, who declared him dead.

Cause of death is yet to be determined.

Mpumalanga's department of education has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Sources: Netwerk24, facebook.com/pages/Laerskool-Standerton/

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