CNS Reporter
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4 Jan 2016
4:11 pm

Western Cape matric falls to his death

CNS Reporter

No foul play is suspected in the matric pupil's death.

Firefighters on the ground floor of the Bayview Manor apartments where a matric pupil fell four storeys to his death. Pic: Dave van der Merwe .

A matric pupil from Sao Bras Secondary School in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape fell to his death yesterday.

Waldon de Jager, 18, died after he fell four storeys through a glass panel of an apartment. He was allegedly leaning against the panel when the glass collapsed, causing him to fall backwards.

De Jager was reportedly visiting friends and was with a 7-year-old child on the balcony of the Bayview Manor apartments when the incident happened, Mossel Bay Advertiser reported.

Mossel Bay police are investigating and an autopsy will be performed. No foul play is suspected.

This after a two-year-old toddler died after falling eight storeys from a building in the Durban CBD last month.

ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said ER24 paramedics were returning to their station when they were flagged down at about 11am by bystanders on Gillespie Street in Durban.

According to Vermaak, the child’s distraught mother told paramedics that her daughter and other child were playing inside the flat when the incident happened.

It was not clear how the child fell out of the flat’s window.

In May, a 3-year-old boy died after he fell from the fifth floor of a building in the Johannesburg CBD.

The toddler was reportedly playing with other children when he fell into the elevator carriage and fell to the ground floor.

The parents said they had not been monitoring the child when he fell into the carriage.

Paramedics arrived for assistance, but the little boy died on the scene.

– Caxton News Service