Grade 6 pupil falls to his death at Edgemead Primary

CAPE TOWN - A 12-year-old fell and died from his injuries at Edgemead Primary on Thursday. This is according to MEC for Education at Western Cape Debbie Schafer.

The incident happened round about 2:30pm in the school hall during a choir practice. She says the grade 6 learner gained access to the staircase behind the stage and climbed up into the ceiling and fell.

Paramedics were called to the scene but the child was declared dead on the scene.

Trauma counselors will be at the school to provide support to staff and pupils and the school will be open on Friday, says Schafer.

She adds that an investigation will be launched into what really transpired, looking into issues of safety and security for learners.

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