JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
At least three pupils have been killed after a school building collapsed at Höerskool Driehoek, south of Johannesburg
According to Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng provincial education minister, a walkway gave in after assembly – injuring 23 pupils.
Local media reported that more than 20 students have been were taken to hospital – some airlifted for urgent medical care.
Education officials closed the school as it is regarded as a crime scene.
The cause of the collapse it not yet known but investigations are under way.
The school is government owned and has 1,060 students.