Wall collapse kills two children in South Africa

SAPS police tape, file image Image: Supplied
SAPS police tape, file image Image: Supplied

Two primary school pupils were killed and two others seriously injured when a delivery truck crashed into a wall which then collapsed on them on Wednesday.

The tragedy occurred when a truck delivering food to Lekgolo primary school in Limpopo Province reversed into a perimeter wall which then collapsed on children.

The dead pupils were aged five and seven, according to Limpopo education department.

Limpopo education department MEC Polly Boshielo expressed sadness.

“Initial reports indicate that a truck coming to deliver food items crashed into the school wall which collapsed and fell on top of learners who passed away. Two other learners were seriously injured and have been taken to Kgapane hospital,” she said in a statement.

Police opened an inquest docket to investigate what led to the tragedy. Enditem

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