A two-year-old was killed in a freak accident at nursery school when a bookcase fell onto his head.
Tragic Kganya Mokhele is reported to have grabbed a toy from a shelf during break time at Little Ashford preschool in Bedfordview, South Africa, on 7th March.
But as he grabbed the toy, the case, which was standing against the classroom wall, toppled over, hitting him on the head in front of his horrified classmates.
Alarmed teachers lifted the case off him and took the bleeding toddler to the school’s sick room, where he was given first aid while an ambulance was called.
Paramedics took him to Linksfield Hospital in nearby Johannesburg, where, despite doctors’ best efforts, he succumbed to his head injuries.
Kganya’s devastated dad, Ntaote Mokhele, is now accusing the nursery school of negligence.
He told local media: “He reached out to fetch something.
“They displayed toys for them to fetch and play with. Any child could have reached out to take that toy or whatever and it could have fallen on anyone.”
He claims the teachers were “sitting in one corner chatting” and not paying attention to the children across the room from them.
Little Ashford has said it is “co-operating fully with the authorities and will ensure a full investigation is conducted”.
Tragic Kganya would have turned three years old next month.
It was earlier reported that Matome Chiloane, Member of the Executive Council for Education in Gauteng Province, would visit the nursery school today (8th March).