This story has been updated.
There are reports of a structural bridge collapse at a high school in Vanderbijlpark.
According to Netcare 911, multiple people sustained injuries when a bridge collapsed and it is believed to have trapped people in the process.
It is believed that at least five people are in critical condition and three people are deceased. 21 pupils have been taken to different hospitals.
Emergency services are at the scene.
Gauteng Bridge collapse update: Multiple people have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate, at least five people are in a critical condition & at least four believed to be deceased, this is a developing story and subject to change as more information becomes available pic.twitter.com/omtPrPzofV— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) February 1, 2019
Gauteng: Reports of a bridge collapse with multiple injuries at a school in Vanderbijlpark, resources Mobile to scene, update to follow. @FatalMoves @News24 @_ArriveAlive @ewnupdates @maroelamedia @eNCA @SABCNewsOnline @JacaNews @Radio702 @POWER987News @IOL @mailandguardian pic.twitter.com/B8yhWbDDWK— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) February 1, 2019
Gauteng MEC of Education has rushed to the scene.
Tragedy: Moments ago a walkway collapsed at Höerskool Driehoek, Sedibeng Region. Sadly 💔 three (3) learners died on the scene and scores are still trapped in the rubble. I am on my way to the scene. #HöerskoolDriehook— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) February 1, 2019
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