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Two Of The Enyobeni Tragedy Victims Were Laid To Rest Today, Here's Why

Pens down event is an annual year end event for all matriculants after writing their final high school year papers.

During pens down, teenagers plan an event where they will be celebrating their last high school exams. It is during these sessions that young people become overly excited and end up indulging in drugs, alcohol and unsafe sex.

On Sunday 26 June, 21 young people died at Enyobeni tarven in East London with the youngest victim being 13 years old. Nine of the deceased were women while 12 were men.

Forensic pathologists say initial results indicate that the 21 youth inhaled or ingested something that led to their deaths.

It is alleged that the tarven held a "pens down" party to mark the end of school exams.

The funeral was underway today at the Scenery Park sports ground. When the funeral proceedings started, several inconsolable mourners, were taken out of the tent.

Two of the 21 patrons who tragically died at the Enyobeni Tarven in East London were buried today. 19 empty coffins were transported to the Scenery Park Sports Ground where the funeral service took place.

The other families have decided to bury their children at private ceremonies at different locations around Buffalo City Metro and Mbashe Municipality. 10 other burials will be taking place on Saturday and there will be others on Friday and Sunday.

The family of the youngest victim of Enyobeni tragedy, Thembinkosi Silwane says they are struggling to cope with his death.


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