Girl dies after classmate pulls chair from under her

A 17-year-old girl died at the Eden Park Secondary School, Johannesburg, after a classmate pulled a chair out from under her, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

“They alleged that she was in class and as she was about to sit down, one of the learners took the chair [out from under her] and she fell,” Lt-Col Katlego Mogale said.

“She was taken to the sick bay and was certified dead by paramedics.”

The incident happened on Monday and was being investigated by Eden Park police.

Further information was not immediately available.

Neither the school’s principal nor Gauteng education department spokeswoman Phumla Sekhonyane were immediately available for comment.

– Sapa/TimesLIVE

3 thoughts on “Girl dies after classmate pulls chair from under her

  • February 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

    heeeee to think that we grew up doin this… no but this really need investigation…can a person just die from falling on their butt?

  • February 20, 2015 at 8:03 am

    That once happend to me eish it wasn’t nice coz everyone laughed at me in class.Kids should take this as a lesson to not do it again.

  • February 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    What a horrific sad story! But why did she die? You would not think that a young person would die from falling on the the floor!A lesson to all those who play around at school!


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