Deadly school bridge collapse in South Africa
Tributes are pouring in for three pupils killed by a collapsing bridge at a school in South Africa.
The structure gave way just after morning assembly at Driehoek High School in Vanderbijlpark, 70km (43m) south of Johannesburg.
Another 23 pupils are injured, and officials say five are critical.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collapse, while messages of support are being posted with the hashtag HöerskoolDriehook.
On Friday morning Panyaza Lesufi, provincial education minister for the Gauteng area, confirmed the deaths.
Since the collapse, people have been posting heartfelt tributes to social media – including South African TV presenter Andile Ncube.
Driehoek High School, which has 1,060 pupils, is now closed indefinitely while officials investigate the scene.
Family members and people from the community reportedly gathered together to form a prayer circle in the school grounds.
Mr Lesufi told a press conference that the school was working on identifying the three pupils who had died, and was in the process of notifying their next of kin.
Four of the injured pupils, thought to be aged between 13 and 18, had to be airlifted to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Two boys and one girl were killed, Mr Lesufi added.
There were pupils both on top of and underneath the bridge when it collapsed. Those who need it will be offered trauma counselling.