A grade 12 learner was certified dead at Liverpool Secondary School in Benoni, Gauteng on Thursday

“The learner collapsed during physical training,” Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a short statement.

There were no further details surrounding what the cause of death was.

Provincial Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school to convey his condolences.

“Our psycho-social unit team will be dispatched to the school tomorrow [Friday] for necessary counselling,” he said.

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The tragedy occurred just hours after suspects tried to rob Edenvale high school, also in Erkuhuleni. Two suspects were killed and one was left injured in an ensuing shoot-out.

Author: News24.com