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.