Tragedy South Africa street sign kills Lesotho boy on school trip

The boy had been looking out of the bus window as it drove down a narrow street in the city centre, witnesses say.

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The schoolboy's body was taken to a mortuary in Durban play

The schoolboy's body was taken to a mortuary in Durban

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A 16-year-old Lesotho pupil is reported dead after his face was sliced off by a street sign while on a school tour in the South African city of Durban.

The teenager, whose identity has not been released, had been looking out of the bus window as it drove down a narrow street in the city centre, witnesses say.

Reports suggests that he was among a group of 106 pupils from Molapo High School.

The authorities are investigating the circumstances around the teenager's death while students and teachers, who are said to be severely traumatised, are receiving counselling.

"[The bus] first hit this sign; everybody was still inside... The boy then peeked his head out the window - he was sitting near the back - to see what was happening and before he knew it, he was struck by the sign on the second pole," a security guard stationed outside a car dealership nearby, who asked not to be identified told the Durban Mercury.

"Everyone was crying, the teachers, the pupils; it was hectic. I wanted to help, but I couldn't. He was still breathing - blood still gushing - when I got to him. But there was absolutely nothing I could do for him," said another witness.

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