Second learner succumbs to injuries following a horrific accident between a taxi and bus in Polokwane

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By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-The Limpopo Education MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is saddened by the passing of another learner following a horrific accident involving a Private Scholar Transport and a bus in Polokwane last week Thursday.

A kombi transporting learners from Capricorn High, PCS,  PEMPS and Noordskool collided with a bus in Polokwane.

A learner from Capricorn died shortly after he was admitted to the local hospital with four others. One of the four learners admitted to ICU succumbed to the injuries on Sunday and this brings to 2 the number of casualties.

MEC Lerule Ramakhanya has deployed a team of senior managers led by the District Director to visit the family this afternoon to pass condolences.

Three other learners are still in ICU and the MEC has wished them a speedy recovery.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our learners from Capricorn and PEMS after a horrific accident. Condolences to the families that are going through the worst pain of losing a child. We have sent our social workers to the affected schools for debriefing and psycho-social support assistance. Our teams will continue to offer much-needed support to all the affected schools”, MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya.

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