Boy dies after fall at school

2011-01-18 20:27

Johannesburg - A six-year-old boy died after falling out the second storey of a school in Johannesburg Central, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Police arrived at Providence Academy on Pritchard Street at 07:00 on Tuesday to find a crowd gathered around the boy on the pavement, said Warrant Officer Jerbes de Bruyn.

He said paramedics declared the boy dead on the scene.

The boy was believed to have been a pupil at the academy, although De Bruyn could not confirm this.

"The child's mother was contacted. She informed police that the child suffered from epilepsy and thought he maybe had a fit," he said.

An inquest docket was opened.

  • landy.adams - 2011-01-18 20:36

    so sad really

  • karin.mccallum - 2011-01-18 20:56

    Oh that is so horrible, RIP little man

  • Carl - 2011-01-18 21:13

    Shame man, rest in peace little man :(

  • Andy49 - 2011-01-18 21:49

    How tragic.

  • johnstonel32 - 2011-01-19 01:58

    Condolences to the family - what a sad loss!! Maybe SA schools need to finally look at having balconies totally enclosed - all kids (including me when I was in school) hang over the wall or rails - this is not the first death/accident I've read about.... just a thought

      ElgntlyWastd - 2011-01-19 09:50

      I fully agree. Or keep the young ones on ground level. May this family find comfort in God

  • Siphozoozoo - 2011-01-19 07:04

    Shame, it's very sad & tragic, but your in a better place now little man, RIP.

  • Nezo - 2011-01-19 08:10

    Very tragic, when a child dies,the whole nation bleeds. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace little one.

  • THH - 2011-01-19 08:21

    Breaks my heart when you read storys like this, hope the family are doing well and I am sure where the little man has gone he can really fly saftly.

  • kegomoditswetolo - 2011-01-19 08:29

    This is so sad, our schools should start investing in the safety of our kids, it's sad that something so tragic had to happen before ppl can actually be aware of the dangers surounding our kids at schools.

  • Nomaswazi - 2011-01-19 08:33

    Condolences to the family, God will strenghten them

  • Her Journal - 2011-01-19 09:03

    its these schools that dont have fields for children to play at. how can you have a school on a 20 storey building. may the lads soul rest in peace.

      Wedfew - 2011-03-23 13:10

      2nd like in two . not 20.. dum ass

  • Shoes&Bags - 2011-01-19 10:20

    My prayers go out to the family! Rest in peace

  • Lunga - 2011-01-19 10:50

    The boy was believed to have been a pupil at the academy, although De Bruyn could not confirm this. What exactly does thst mean.............! This De Bruyn is Try to save his ass. Rest little guy....... Condolences to the family...

  • Melly30 - 2011-01-19 12:21

    RIP little man!! XXXXX

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