Six student hopefuls have been injured in a stampede ahead of registration process at the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane on Thursday morning.
A number of students arrived at the college early in the morning hoping to secure placements in the college for the academic year 2018 but as time went by the high number resulted in a stampede that left one student badly injured while five collapsed.
According to police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo out of the six students, one sustained serious injuries.
“The injured applicant was transported to Pietersburg Hospital for medical treatment,” said Motlafela.
The condition of the injured person has not been confirmed.
According to Motlafela Mojapelo the crowd management officers were set out to the area immediately to calm the situation.
“As the security officials opened the gate, a stampede ensued, resulting in one of the students getting seriously injured and the other five collapsed due to the stampede. They were taken to hospital for medical treatment. The police were then deployed in the area.”
The police are watching the registration process closely to avoid further emergency services.
Meanwhile the police have confirmed that a hit-and-run case has been opened after a motorist ran over two student hopefuls at Capricorn College for FET in College in Limpopo.