15-year-old girl dies after choking on sandwich during school interval

Girl dies at school. (Photo:  CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
Girl dies at school. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

A 15-year-old girl has died after choking on a sandwich she was eating during her school lunch break.

The tragic incident took place at the Az-Azait Secondary School in the city of Jaén in Spain where the girl, whose name hasn’t been released, was receiving special needs tuition.

According to the police, emergency services were called to the school at around 12.30pm, but the child had already died by the time they arrived.

A police spokesperson confirmed the “paramedics could do nothing to revive the student”.

The 15-year-old girl was receiving special needs support with several teachers who could also not save her from choking to death, according to local media reports.

The staff immediately contacted the emergency services, but sadly it was too late.

Education councillor Javier Imbroda sent a message of condolence to the teenager’s family via a press release and voiced his support for the teaching staff who “attended [to] the student”.

Susana Díaz, the general secretary of the left-wing political party PSOE, also sent a message of condolence to the girl’s family and teachers.

The local authorities have confirmed that they’re investigating the student’s tragic death.

Source: Magazine Features

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