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Free State Department of education have announced that a grade 9 pupil from Hoërskool Hennenman collapsed and died in class on Tuesday.

The department explained the event that happened before the pupil died.

The Department of Education spokesperson, Howard Ndaba said the incident happened during an additional curricula activity where the student’s were choreographing a dance.

He said “shortly before he passed on, he complained to fellow pupils that he was feeling hot which his heart was beating fast”.

“Towards the top of the category , he collapsed and didn’t regain consciousness.”

Ndaba said he died before the paramedics received the varsity . He was declared dead by the doctor.

“As far as we all know he didn’t have any underlying conditions and was very healthy.”

The 15-year-old lived in Virginia and just started attending the varsity in Hennenman.

Ndaba said officials from the department would visit his family and therefore the school on Wednesday.

“We are expecting the postmortem to verify the explanation for death.”

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