South Africa 28.8.2015 10:52 am

North West school pupils to be buried this weekend

A building in North West Secondary School of the Deaf where three students burnt to death and 54 admitted in hospital for smoke inhalation.  Pictured on 25 August 2015. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

A building in North West Secondary School of the Deaf where three students burnt to death and 54 admitted in hospital for smoke inhalation. Pictured on 25 August 2015. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Three pupils from the North West Secondary School for the Deaf who died when a fire broke at the school will be laid to rest this weekend , the department of education said on Friday.

Spokesman Elias Malindi said a memorial service to honour lives of the three learners would be held at the Laerskool Leeudoringstad on Friday. They would be laid to rest at their respective homes on Saturday and Sunday.

Katlego Diseko, 16, would be buried at her home in Ikopeleg near Mahikeng, while Dinah Koli, 18, would be laid to rest at Extension 24, Jouberton in Klerksdorp. Both funerals are on Saturday.
Emily Oageng, 22, would be laid to rest in Campden, Kuruman, in the Northern Cape on Sunday.

The three died when a fire broke out at the girls hostel at the North West Secondary School for the Deaf in Leeudoringstad near Wolmaranstad on Monday.

Fifty four others were injured when they jumped from the first floor to the ground floor in a bid to escape the fire. They were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.
They were all discharged from hospital on Monday night.

 

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