Hoërskool Driehoek Tragedy: a concrete slab crushing 26 learners

The community of Hoërskool Driehoek is still in mourning after the death of pupils, On Friday morning, a concrete slab above a hallway came crashing down on 20+ learners.


The tragedy transpired just after the school assembly (8:00 AM) yesterday when pupils were using a walkway going to class.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said rescue services had found patients trapped under the walkway.

Paramedics used several rescue tools to save the trapped victims, he said.

“Once completed, paramedics assessed the patients and found that three children, aged between 14 and 17, had numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.

“About 15 other patients were assessed, their injuries ranging from minor to critical.”

Once treated, four children were airlifted to hospital by a private medical helicopter. The remaining patients were conveyed by ambulance to multiple facilities in the district, Meiring said.

The reason for the hallway’s collapse was not immediately known, but all relevant authorities were on the scene to investigate.

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