Hoërskool Driehoek Closed After 3 Student Deaths

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Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says Hoërskool Driehoek has been temporarily closed after Friday morning’s collapse of a walkway which led to the death of three pupils.

Lesufi says a pathway connecting the main school building to classes collapsed at around 08.10am on Friday, leaving several pupils trapped. More than 20 other pupils were injured.

Lesufi has confirmed that three pupils, two boys and a girl, died, and 23 others are receiving medical treatment.

Classes at the school have been cancelled for the day, and pupils are expected to be provided with counselling.

Lesufi has thanked those who were involved in the rescue operation.

“We want to thank the leadership of the school for opening their hearts and gates, and most importantly for allowing our law enforcement agencies to perform their function.”

EWN

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