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Six black pupils slowly approached a memorial of flowers set down against the fence of Die Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark, an industrial city about 60km south of Johannesburg. Four white pupils had been crushed to death by a collapsed walkway shortly after the school assembly; many more were recovering from injury in nearby hospitals.

Once again a terrible human tragedy brought out the worst and the best in us.

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