student at the Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape, fell to her death
from the balcony of a university residence in East London.
the incident, WSU spokeswoman Yonela Tukwayo said “The student was rushed to Frere Hospital, where she died”.
said an inquest had been opened by police.
She said “The University had assisted the family, and
had offered students who witnessed the incident counselling by a WSU
Meanwhile, one person is believed to have died
and 14 injured in a three-car pile-up on the N2 near East London yesterday.
accident in the vicinity of the Gonubie Farmers’ Hall turn-off is believed to
have been triggered by the wreck of an earlier accident.
Ambulances’ Melissa van Rooyen, who was among the first on the scene, said “Four people were critically injured and 10
were being treated for less serious injuries”.
She said “It appeared that the driver of a Polo slowed
down to navigate the way past the wreck when an Avanza crashed into it”.
“After the Avanza crashed into the Polo, a taxi came and
added to the pile-up.”
Van Rooyen said the three vehicles were headed towards East
“One patient was confirmed to
have died on the way to hospital, with others sustaining minor to moderate
injuries,” said Van Rooyen.
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