KZN schoolboy killed in freak accident

2012-05-29 20:20

Johannesburg - A 7-year-old schoolboy was crushed to death when a tree branch fell on him at a primary school in Chaka's Head, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on Tuesday, paramedics said.

He was thought to have been standing under the tree when the branch fell on him from a height of about 10m, said Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha, who described it as a "freak accident".

The boy died before paramedics arrived, he said.

  • Rob - 2012-05-29 20:49

    Ag no, life can be so cruel. Not right when " little ones " do not get to live their lives into adulthood. R.I.P.

  • gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-05-29 21:05

    Condolences to the child's parents and family...may love and support be always with you during your time of grief.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-05-29 21:10

    so sad. rip little boy. my prayers are with his family

  • Kholofelo - 2012-05-30 00:33

    what a painful story...may his soul rest in peace,but then i think Mom and Dad should take traditional steps to see the cause of the problem...A branch killing a person thats really suspicious

      Sam - 2012-05-30 16:13

      Are you serious???

  • emokgojoe - 2012-06-11 12:43

    oh poor baby...

  • Michael - 2012-06-11 13:41

    Wow,really difficult to turn to religion on this one.My apologies to the parents.

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