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Lesufi devastated after school walkway collapse

3 dead, 5 critically injured in walkway collapse at school in South Africa Three South African pupils killed as school walkway collapses
Patty Aguilar | 01 February, 2019, 16:37

"We further convey our thoughts and prayers to at least 21 pupils who were injured in this incident, and commend the speedy response of EMS personnel", said Solly Msimanga, the DA's Gauteng premier candidate.

Police are investigating the death of three pupils at a Vanderbijlpark High School this morning.

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

He said he would be visiting the school on Monday to express his sympathies and lend his support to the community during this time of grief.

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"We can now officially confirmed that 26 learners were affected".

Three were airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

Lesufi said although the school is 45 years old, he would need to wait for an investigation before commenting on the quality of the building. Two males and one female are among the deceased.

ER 24's Russell Meiring says a lot of the pupils have sustained crush injuries and fractures. We will then leave it to the authorities to do their work. The school has been closed.

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