Eastern Cape pupils in hospital after panga attack at school

Four pupils from a Humansdorp school are in hospital after being attacked with pangas on Friday.
Four pupils from a Humansdorp school are in hospital after being attacked with pangas on Friday.
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Four pupils were rushed to hospital after suffering injuries during a panga attack in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, on Friday morning.

According to police spokesperson Brig Tembinkosi Kinana, police responded to a complaint about fighting among pupils at Humansdorp Senior Secondary School at about 7am.

“Four boys between the ages of 14 and 18 were assaulted with knives/pangas and they were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment,” Kinana said.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Kinana added that four other boys, aged between 16 and 18, who were allegedly involved in the fight, were questioned and released into the care of their parents.

Four cases of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm will be opened and will be investigated by the Humansdorp police.


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