Boy dies after part of soccer goalpost falls on him

Cape Town - A 13 year-old-boy was killed on when a part of a soccer goalpost fell on him at a school in Thabong, in the Free State, paramedics said on Saturday.

ER24's Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on scene and found a group of children standing around the lifeless body of the young boy.

"Paramedics assessed the patient but found he had already succumbed to his severe injuries," Meiring said.

According to Meiring, witnesses later said that the boys had apparently been swinging on the pole (crossbar) when it collapsed and struck the boy on the head.

Authorities were investigating the incident.
- News24
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Gwenhure Makwarimba 2014-08-24 12:44:50 AM
Kids kids terrible stuff
Daniel Bad-Man 2014-08-24 01:09:04 AM
R.I.P sonny. Strentgh and simpathy to your loved ones
John Greystoke 2014-08-24 01:40:13 AM
This is not the first time an accident like this happened.
Buso Magobholi 2014-08-24 06:33:01 AM
RIP boy
Kennedy Bunga 2014-08-24 06:44:58 AM
Very unfortunate indeed. R.I.P
Bongs Ndlazi 2014-08-24 07:18:47 AM
My condolences to the family,1000 ways to die indeed.
Letia Tswabole 2014-08-24 07:31:04 AM
Those kids were just playing like they used to play in the past, and the unfortunate happened, i really feel sorry for his friends to witness his death. Sincere condolescense to the family, may his soul RIP.
David Maree 2014-08-24 07:46:01 AM
Very sad. Terrible when something like this happens.
Tebogo Ntjaagae 2014-08-24 09:45:56 AM
this is about a dead little boy come on guy. no ANC or any political party involved. Mfana may your soul rest in peace, surely you will be playing a lot of soccer in heaven
Peter Mclaren 2014-08-24 09:55:42 AM
The headmaster should be charged for not ensuring that the proper maintenance was being carried out. When last did someone take some sort of responsibility in that school to ensure that sports equipment was safe for children to use?