January 27, 2021

4 school children declared dead at a school in Vanderbijlpark.


By Tumelo Sefatsa

A tragic incident has gripped Hoërskool Driehoek in south Gauteng, as four learners were killed and five are “critical” following a walkway collapse on Friday morning.

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on his way to Höerskool Driehoek following the tragedy. It’s still not clear what exactly led to the accident.

It’s believed several people are still trapped under the rubble.

“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.

Rescue teams are on the scene, trying to save and stabilise others.

Driehoek officials have issued a statement about the collapse, confirming that it was a bridge that gave way on Friday morning. They’ve also advised parents and guardians to avoid the area and refrain from calling the school.

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