3 children killed after walkway at a Vanderbijlpark school collapses - Gauteng education department

2019-02-01 09:28

Three children died at a high school in Vanderbijlpark after a walkway collapsed on Friday morning. 

On teacher told News24 that the walkway collapsed as children returned to class after attending assembly just after 08:00. 

Paramedics are working to retrieve the bodies of those who died. 

"Multiple people have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate, at least five people are in a critical condition," Netcare's Shawn Herbst said in a statement.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi went to Höerskool Driehoek following the tragedy. 

At a briefing, Lesufi confirmed that three children had died. He said the deceased included two boys and a girl. Only one of the deceased has been identified. 

The department is still trying to locate the parents of the other two children so they can notify them.

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