Education department waits for feedback on Hoërskool Driehoek safety

PRETORIA - Structural engineers are expected to brief the Department of Education on their assessment following the collapse of a walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark.

A large cement walkway at the school caved in on Friday, killing three teenagers instantly and leaving more than 20 injured. Another pupil died in hospital on Saturday.

Spokesperson Steve Mabona said engineers visited the school on Sunday to determine which areas are safe to use in terms of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act.

Mabona said the engineers would be informing the school administrators which areas they could use.

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Meanwhile, a number of pupils are still in the hospital on Monday.

Rayden Olckers (17), 13-year-old Marli Carli and 13-year-old Jandre Steyn all died on the scene.

Marnus Nagel passed away in hospital on Saturday evening.

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The school will remain closed until further notice.

Pupils are expected to have counselling sessions at the school on Monday.

Source
eNCA