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Pupil dies following wall collapse at Liberton High School

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April 1 2014

Pupil dies following wall collapse at Liberton High School
Edinburgh’s Liberton High School is subject to a major incident today after a wall collapse led to the death of a student.

The accident is believed to have occurred in the school sports hall.

A Council spokesperson said: “A pupil at Liberton High School has sadly died following an incident at the school. Senior education staff and Health and Safety officers from the Council are at the school providing support to staff and pupils. An updated statement on behalf of the school will be issued later.”

A Police Scotland spokesman added: "Police in Edinburgh responded to Liberton High School after a wall within the building collapsed, injuring a female pupil at 10:00. She was treated by ambulance staff on the scene, but was pronounced dead."

"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and we are working alongside our relevant partner agencies."

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