School bridge collapse kills three kids

Three kids died when a bridge collapsed.
Three kids died when a bridge collapsed.
Image: 123RF/ Pumidol Leelerdsakulvong

Three pupils have died after a bridge fell on them at Hoerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on Friday morning.

Gauteng department of education spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed the incident and said the three pupils died on the scene and that the Gauteng MEC of education in the province Panyaza Lesufi is headed there.

Police have arrived on the scene and said they will provide more details later this morning.

Details of the incident are still sketchy.

Three pupils were killed after a walkway collapsed at Hoerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on February 1 2019. About 15 were injured and five of them are in a critical condition. The pupils were returning to class after assembly when the walkway suddenly collapsed.

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