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School pupil dies after seizure

By Sapa | Feb 17, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

A girl died following a seizure at her school in the west of Johannesburg, the Gauteng department of education said on Friday.

“It was after PE (physical education class) on Thursday as she was walking towards the swimming pool. She had a seizure and the school called paramedics,” spokesman Charles Phahlane said.

Two teachers tried to resuscitate her as they waited for paramedics.

“The paramedics arrived, but they could not save her life.”   

Phahlane said the department had sent officials to the school to  investigate what happened. It also sent trauma councillors.

The cause of death would be determined after a post-mortem.

Phahlane would not name the school.


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cant imagine the pain and shock the mother felt after getting a call from the school...

Feb 17, 2012 12:33 | 0 replies

oh thats sad

Feb 17, 2012 2:58 | 0 replies


Feb 17, 2012 2:50 | 0 replies

Her father must be devastated. Lets hope there is a lesson to be learned from this. teachers must be made aware of the health status of kids..all including HIV sstatuses....period!

Feb 17, 2012 2:48 | 0 replies

I can't image what the father is going through!

Feb 17, 2012 2:34 | 0 replies

Let me do the sowetan's job for them, the school was Randpark primary according to EWN.

Feb 17, 2012 2:11 | 0 replies

I cant imagine what the mother is going through

Feb 17, 2012 2:6 | 0 replies

Sad, I wonder if they have arranged counselling for her teachers and peers??

@Skhebe........ are not attending sqhebe march??

Feb 17, 2012 1:40 | 0 replies

very sad shwem

Feb 17, 2012 1:23 | 0 replies

It is very important that school kids are checked first by the doctors or they should have doctors report that they can do physical training. I know that some people have illnesses that won't take even a 2 km walk, so teachers at all schools must be aware of that, dont just make all the children run or do any physical activity without knowing their well being, it is important. I listened to Dr Motswaledi during the State of the Nation address, he was concern about big people, saying they need to train, yes he is right, for 8 years i have been training i have never been to a doctor or fallen ill, i am fit and healthy, but people should check with their doctors if they can train, i know one guy who died making Love to his girl friend, the heart could not take that intencity, so be careful in all physical activities.

Feb 17, 2012 1:11 | 0 replies

i can just imagine the pain the parents are going through may her soul rest in peace!

Feb 18, 2012 11:55 | 0 replies