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Police open inquest after 8-year-old killed at Port Elizabeth school

Aug 1, 2019
Police open inquest after 8-year-old killed at Port Elizabeth school

Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, expressed her condolences to the family of an eight-year-old scholar, who died in a freak accident while playing at his school earlier on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that between 12:20 and 12:30, Luhavan Potgieter was playing with his friends on the school grounds near concrete water pipes," said police spokesperson, W/O Alwin Labans.

"The children were playing on and inside the pipes when he was fatally injured."

W/O Labans said that police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.

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