Two Centurion learners drown during school excursion

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Two learners have drowned in the Hennops River near Centurion north of Pretoria during a school excursion this afternoon.

City of Tshwane Emergency Services arrived on the scene to find the two boys aged 13 and 16-years old from Daveyton Skills School had drowned.

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso says the boys were engaged in a water activity as part of a school excursion.

“The bodies were recovered by the South African Police Services divers and were declared dead by paramedics on the scene. Circumstances leading to the drowning incident remain a subject of investigation by the SAPS.”