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Another learner drowned this time in Aliwal North

Oct 21, 2019
Another learner drowned this time in Aliwal North

Aliwal North - Members of Aliwal North Detective have opened an inquest docket after a girl drown at Orange River on Friday.

"The incident allegedly happened after a group of Grade 12 learners from Aliwal North High School went to the river to have a party before final exams began," said police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Moitheri Bojabotseha.

"The group of children swam and unfortunately, 19-year-old Lulama Nkomana drowned.

"The other learners tried to rescue her and called an Ambulance from the Aliwal Hospital."

W/O Bojabotseha said that she was certified dead by EMS personeel services.

"The group was debriefed by the school Principal Mr Van Aswegen, who promised further counseling will be arranged before their their final exams commenced."

Aliwal North Station Commander, Col Chris Wright, sent a message of condolences to Nkomana family members while warning community members to take safe precautions when swimming in rivers.

The drowning followedthe drowning of two Mthatha learners in East London on Friday.

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