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Schoolgirl struck by lightning dies

2013-02-15 19:18

Johannesburg - A Protea Glen schoolgirl, who was struck by lightning earlier this week, died in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Friday, the Gauteng education department said.

"The [department] wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of Bertha Ncube, 16, who succumbed to her injuries," spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.

"Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy visited her in hospital on Wednesday evening to get a briefing from the medical practitioners and wish her a speedy recovery.

"She also met with her parents, who were at the hospital."

Ncube was one of four Protea Glen girls, all aged 16, who were struck by lightning while on their way home from school on Monday.

Two of them were treated and discharged.

On Tuesday, lightning struck nine boys, aged between 16 and 18, at King Edward VII School (KES) while they were pulling the covers over the cricket pitch.

Phahlane said two KES boys were still at Milpark Hospital. One of the boys was in a critical, but stable condition.

The other had been moved from the intensive care unit to the high care unit.

Comments
  • lydenrust.guestfarm - 2013-02-15 19:40

    very sad, condolences to Bertha's family

      hentie.devries - 2013-02-15 19:51

      RIP Little one :-(

      Sganja - 2013-02-15 20:04

      It's sad indeed,rest in peace.

  • Saul Shauleen Mukwewa - 2013-02-15 19:42

    RIP,

  • estie.erasmus.3 - 2013-02-15 19:46

    RIP , may the Lord be with your family and friends

  • Patricia Johns Willers - 2013-02-15 19:57

    Not the news we needed to hear. RIP little girl

  • karenadawkins - 2013-02-15 21:35

    god rest her soul in peace and may her parents and family find strength -

  • di.hingley - 2013-02-15 21:44

    How sad..R.I.P Little one

  • vuyisekamimi.maqhubu - 2013-02-15 21:57

    R.I.P,GOD GIVES

  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-02-15 22:00

    My heart bleeds for this child and her family! May she rest in peace.

  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-02-15 22:00

    My heart bleeds for this child and her family! May she rest in peace.

  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-02-15 22:01

    My heart bleeds for this child and her family! May she rest in peace

  • nickolous.mabika - 2013-02-16 06:23

    Deepest condolences to the familiy of Bertha Ncube who was struck by lightning,may God be with you every step of the way.

  • mapepaki - 2013-02-16 09:47

    My deepest sympathies to Bertha's loved ones. It must be so hard to bury your child. I hope you can celebrate her life and know how blessed you were to have her as your daughter. Gods richest blessings to you her family and to all her friend.

  • pumza.ngwanya.5 - 2013-02-16 17:42

    OMG may her soul rest in peace, to her frends and family let the girl to rest in peace I know its not easy

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