Education officials to meet with Hoërskool Driehoek parents

PRETORIA - Department of Education officials are due to meet with the parents of Hoërskool Driehoek pupils later on Tuesday morning.

A large cement walkway at the school in Vanderbijlpark caved in on Friday, killing three teenagers instantly and leaving more than 20 injured.

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A fourth child passed away in hospital on Saturday evening.

Some Grade 12 classes at the school are expected to resume Wednesday.

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This after the Department of Labour declared some sections of the building safe to use.

Meanwhile, the families of the injured have been posting updates on social media.

It’s understood Grade 9 pupil Shamonè Steynvaart is paralysed from her arms down and Clari Botes, Vanessa Slabbert and Chantelle van den Berg are among those who've had to undergo major surgery.

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With broken ribs, pelvic bones and serious back and internal injuries, their road to recovery is likely to be a long one.

Others will have to go back to school soon without the presence of their classmates and friends.

Matrics are returning on Wednesday and the rest of pupils will likely go back to class on Monday.

Many Hoërskool Driehoek pupils are still recovering in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a deadly walkway collapse at their school. Courtesy #DStv403

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