Tebogo Msimanga |
The Free State Department of Education says it is saddened by the tragic death of a Grade 5 Jaggersfontein learner after he was hit by a mining truck on Wednesday afternoon. The learner died on the spot after he and the other 4 boys we reportedly jumping on and off the truck until the deceased fell and was hit by the oncoming truck.
“ We are hurt by the accident which occurred where a Grade 5 learner from Boaramelo Primary School was hit by a truck,” said Acting Hod, Sam Mokgobo.
MOkgabo added that the incident took place around 1:00. “At the time of the incident, the learner was not at school.
“The deceased and other four were reportedly at Valley known as Vlei to play there where mine workers are working to deal with the aftermath of the recent disaster”.
Mokgobo expressed their deepest condolence to the family‚ educators and learners of Boeramelo Primary School.
“The department will provide the necessary support and counselling to the family‚ affected educators and the learners”. The department will work with the police to investigate the matter.