Pupils rescued from school fire

2018-11-02 06:01
PHOTO: supplied The school’s building where the fire started.

PHOTO: supplied The school’s building where the fire started.

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PUPILS at a school in Harding received trauma counselling after being rescued from a fire in the school building on Wednesday, October 24.

Firefighters, local farmers associations, local organisations, and community members rushed to Sehole Combined School in Harding when the fire was reported from the school’s storeroom on Wednesday morning.

The school’s principal, Gugulakhe Cebisa, confirmed that there were no injuries. He said pupils were safely removed from the school’s hostel and were taken for trauma counselling.

“The school’s beds, uniforms, blankets, and other items were burnt and the school is still counting its losses,” he said.

Teaching and learning was disrupted but classes returned to normal on Thursday, October 25.

The Umuziwabantu Local Municipality confirmed that their municipal risk management unit, along with firefighters and a local organisation appointed by the municipality to combat fires in rural communities, responded when the fire started.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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