A fourth student has died after being injured when a walkway collapsed at a school in Vanderbijlpark, South of Johannesburg, Steve Mabona, spokesman at the Education Department confirmed on Monday.
Mabona, spokesman for the Gauteng education department, sent dpa a statement on the death.
“The fourth child died on Feb. 2 at a local hospital. His condition was worrisome, as he went in and out of theatre on several occasions,’’ the statement said.
“Unfortunately, he succumbed to serious injuries,’’ it added.
Two boys and one girl, aged between 14 and 17, died on Feb. 1, after the shock from the collapse of the walkway at their school consequently over 20 others were injured.
Police are investigating the incident, the cause of which is as yet unclear.