A dozen Hoërskool Driehoek pupils still in hospital

07 February 2019 - 17:56 By Naledi Shange
Three pupils were killed when a walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark collapsed on January 1 2019 while a fourth pupil died later in hospital.
Three pupils were killed when a walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark collapsed on January 1 2019 while a fourth pupil died later in hospital.
Image: Masi Losi

As learners of Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on Thursday gathered for the burial of one of their schoolmates who was killed in a freak accident last week, a dozen pupils remained in hospital.

The Gauteng education department gave an update on the condition of the learners who were still receiving medical treatment, saying that a dozen of them remained in hospital.

"This is to confirm that about 12 learners are still receiving medical attention at different hospitals," said spokesperson Steve Mabona. "Other learners were discharged and are recuperating at home. We wish them a speedy recovery."

Tragedy struck at the school last Friday when a concrete walkway connecting two buildings at the school collapsed. More than 20 learners were injured, with one being confirmed to have been paralysed.

Three pupils were killed instantly while a fourth died later in hospital.

Jandré Steyn, 14, was the first of the pupils to be laid to rest. Memorials and funerals for the three other pupils will take place on Friday.

Schooling at Driehoek has stopped until further notice. 


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