• All Share : 48362.22
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Top 40 : 4183.85
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 13650.32
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 54866.52
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.4895
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.5997
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.4818
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1024
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.7819
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • Gold : 1294.9000
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Platinum : 1407.5000
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Silver : 19.5700
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Palladium : 794.0000
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude Oil : 109.530
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Apr 21 04:20:38 SAST 2014

Six boys struck by lightning back at school

Sapa | 14 February, 2013 14:18
Lightning. File photo.
Image by: geograph.org.uk

Six Johannesburg schoolboys struck by lightning earlier this week returned to school on Thursday, the Gauteng education department said.

"The one boy at Milpark [hospital] is likely to be discharged today. The other two are still critical," spokesman Charles Phahlane said.

On Tuesday, lightning struck nine boys, aged between 16 and 18, at King Edward VII School (KES) while they were pulling the covers over the cricket pitch.

Four Protea Glen girls, all aged 16, were struck by lightning while on their way home from school on Monday. Two of them were treated and discharged.

One of the girls was still in a critical condition at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, and the other at the Tshepo Themba private hospital.

"[Education] MEC [Barbara] Creecy went to both Milpark and Chris Hani to see the condition of the learners and to understand the additional support that parents and schools may need. She thanked the two hospitals for their efforts to care for the learners," said Phahlane.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Mon Apr 21 04:20:38 SAST 2014 ::