3 killed in bridge collapse at Vanderbijlpark school

3 killed in bridge collapse at Vanderbijlpark school

A spokesman for the Gauteng education department, Steve Mabona, said the collapse claimed the lives of two boys, one girl and 23 others were injured, adding that the cause was still unclear.

The pathway bridge connecting the administration block and the classes collapsed on learners as they were heading back to classes after the morning assembly.

At least three students have died and scores are trapped in rubble after a walkway collapsed at a school near Johannesburg, South African officials have said.


Officials are still on the scene of a walkway collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark where three children died.

"It is a painful day, it is a hard day", Lesufi said.

Lesufi said the injured learners were transported to various medical facilities.


"Their screams are still lingering in my mind".

Tragedy: Moments ago a walkway collapsed at Höerskool Driehoek, Sedibeng Region. Local media posted photos of a large slab and scattered bricks with the scene blocked off by emergency tape.

"It is a sad day and we didn't plan nor anticipate to have this kind of a disaster", Lesufi said. The school has been closed.


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